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Doctrine On The Run: The Deepening Circuit Split Concerning Application Of The Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine To Foreign Nationals, Chloe S. Booth 2018 Boston College Law School

Doctrine On The Run: The Deepening Circuit Split Concerning Application Of The Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine To Foreign Nationals, Chloe S. Booth

Boston College Law Review

The circuits are currently split on applying the fugitive disentitlement doctrine to a defendant who is a foreign national who resides outside of the United States and is being prosecuted in the United States for conduct that occurred elsewhere. The doctrine provides that a fugitive is prohibited from seeking relief from the justice system whose jurisdiction and authority they evade. Appropriate application of the doctrine is particularly important to foreign defendants as it affects their ability to travel outside of their home country, maintain employment, and protect their personal reputation. This Note discusses the evolution of the fugitive disentitlement doctrine ...


Memorial Essay In Honor Of Professor Emeritus Joseph Webb Mcknight: Yet Another Historical Joinder Between Texas And Mexico: The Ongoing Nafta Saga, Joseph J. Norton 2018 Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

Memorial Essay In Honor Of Professor Emeritus Joseph Webb Mcknight: Yet Another Historical Joinder Between Texas And Mexico: The Ongoing Nafta Saga, Joseph J. Norton

SMU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Subsidiarity In Principle: Decentralization Of Water Resources Management, Ryan Stoa 2018 Concordia Univeristy School of Law

Subsidiarity In Principle: Decentralization Of Water Resources Management, Ryan Stoa

Ryan B. Stoa

In this article, three countries' experiences with decentralized water resources management are profiled. Comparative analysis provides an illustration of some of the challenges that countries may face when implementing decentralized water laws and policies. In particular, the case studies demonstrate that income levels and financial resources play a significant role in the success of decentralized water resources management. In Haiti, decentralization policies have been largely ineffective, as statutory authorization for water resources management at both national and local levels has not been coupled with the financial or human resources required to effectively manage water resources. A similar story is being ...


Comparative Cannabis: Approaches To Marijuana Agriculture Regulation In The United States And Canada, Ryan Stoa 2018 Concordia Univeristy School of Law

Comparative Cannabis: Approaches To Marijuana Agriculture Regulation In The United States And Canada, Ryan Stoa

Ryan B. Stoa

The United States and Canada may be friends and allies, but the two countries' approaches to the regulation of marijuana agriculture have not evolved in tandem. On the contrary, their respective paths toward legalization and regulation of marijuana agriculture are remarkably divergent. In the United States, where marijuana remains a federally prohibited and tightly-controlled substance, legalization and regulation have remained the province of state legislatures and their administrative agencies for decades. In Canada, a succession of court cases paving the way toward medicinal marijuana use has prompted the federal government to develop a national framework committed to "legalize, regulate, and ...


African Courts And Separation Of Powers: A Comparative Study Of Judicial Review In Uganda & South, Joseph M. Isanga 2018 Concordia University School of Law

African Courts And Separation Of Powers: A Comparative Study Of Judicial Review In Uganda & South, Joseph M. Isanga

Joseph Isanga

Achieving political stability in a transitional democracy is a fundamental goal, the resoluteness of which is in part maintained by courts of judicial review that are independent from political bias and devoid of deference to traditionally more powerful branches of government. The recent democratic transitions occurring in the African nations of South Africa and Uganda provide a unique, contemporary insight into the formation of a constitutional jurisprudence. This study is an examination of pivotal cases decided by the Constitutional Courts of South Africa and Uganda, the roles that these decisions play in political stability, and the potential for political bias ...


African Judicial Review, The Use Of Comparative African Jurisprudence, And The Judicialization Of Politics, Joseph M. Isanga 2018 Concordia University School of Law

African Judicial Review, The Use Of Comparative African Jurisprudence, And The Judicialization Of Politics, Joseph M. Isanga

Joseph Isanga

This Article examines African constitutional courts’ jurisprudence—that is, jurisprudence of courts that exercise judicial review—and demonstrates the increasing role of sub-Saharan Africa’s constitutional courts in the development of policy, a phenomenon commonly referred to as 'judicialization of politics' or a country’s 'judicialization project.' This Article explores the jurisprudence of constitutional courts in select African countries and specifically focuses on the promotion of democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law, and presupposes that although judges often take a positivist approach to adjudication, they do impact policy nevertheless. The use of judicial review in Africa ...


Mulieris Dignitatem, Ephesians 5, And Domestic Violence, Joseph M. Isanga 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Mulieris Dignitatem, Ephesians 5, And Domestic Violence, Joseph M. Isanga

Joseph Isanga

This Article considers the contribution of Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter On the Dignity and Vocation of Women to the deeper understanding of women’s dignity as it relates to the process of articulating and rearticulating international women’s rights, with particular attention on domestic violence.2 This letter, Mulieris Dignitatem, brings together some of the Catholic Church’s most important teachings on gender equality. This Article delineates norms articulated in Mulieris Dignitatem that can inform international standards regarding the protection of women from domestic violence. To date there are no legally binding global human rights instruments that ...


Kadhi's Courts And Kenya's Constitution: An International Human Rights Perspective, Joseph M. Isanga 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Kadhi's Courts And Kenya's Constitution: An International Human Rights Perspective, Joseph M. Isanga

Joseph Isanga

This article examines Kenya's international human rights obligations and finds that there is support for religious courts, provided relevant human rights guarantees are ensured. Kenya's Kadhi's courts have existed in the constitution since independence from the British. So why do some religious groups now oppose them or their enhancement under Kenya's Constitution? Opponents of Kadhi's courts advance, inter aha, the following arguments. First, Kadhi's courts provisions favour one religion and divide Kenyans along religious lines. Second, they introduce Sharia law. Third, the historical reasons for their existence have been overtaken by events. Fourth, non-Muslims ...


Foundations Of Human Rights And Development: A Critique Of African Human Rights Instruments, Joseph M. Isanga 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Foundations Of Human Rights And Development: A Critique Of African Human Rights Instruments, Joseph M. Isanga

Joseph Isanga

This Article argues that, of the contemporary human rights theories, sustainable African development necessitates grounding human rights in complete alignment with the broader perspective of natural law theory, as opposed to narrower perspectives such as utilitarian, positivist, and kindred theories.3 Part I presents pertinent philosophical theories and modes of analysis in conjunction with general international legal jurisprudence. Part II then uses this philosophical analysis to examine specific African human rights instruments and jurisprudence. Part III considers African traditional human rights conceptions. Part IV recommends a natural law foundation for African development. [excerpt]


Tax Compliance In A Decentralizing Economy, Manoj Viswanathan 2018 University of California Hastings College of Law

Tax Compliance In A Decentralizing Economy, Manoj Viswanathan

Georgia State University Law Review

Tax compliance in the United States has long relied on information from centralized intermediaries—the financial institutions,employers, and brokers that help ensure income is reported and taxes are paid. Yet while the IRS remains tied to these centralized entities,consumers and businesses are not. New technologies, such as sharing economy platforms (companies such as Airbnb, Uber, and Instacart)and the blockchain (the platform on which various cryptocurrencies are based) are providing new, decentralized options for exchanging goods and services.

Without legislative and agency intervention, these technologies pose a critical threat to the reporting system underlying domestic and international tax ...


Fulfilling U.S. Commitment To Refugee Resettlement: Protecting Refugees, Preserving National Security, & Building The U.S. Economy Through Refugee Admissions, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program 2018 Texas A&M University School of Law

Fulfilling U.S. Commitment To Refugee Resettlement: Protecting Refugees, Preserving National Security, & Building The U.S. Economy Through Refugee Admissions, Harvard Immigration And Refugee Clinical Program

Texas A&M Law Review

At a time when the U.S. refugee admissions program is under serious threat and the world’s displaced population is at its highest, this Report sets forth extensive recommendations regarding the United States’ role in protecting vulnerable refugees and compliance with its commitments under domestic and international law that together safeguard people fleeing persecution and fearing return to torture. The Report also identifies key national security reasons for supporting and enhancing the refugee program in keeping with U.S. foreign policy priorities. Additionally, the Report provides an in-depth discussion of the robust, multistep security-assessment mechanisms already in place for ...


Cracking Shells: The Panama Papers & Looking To The European Union's Anti-Money Laundering Directive As A Framework For Implementing A Multilateral Agreement To Combat The Harmful Effects Of Shell Companies, Nicholas Vail 2018 Texas A&M University School of Law

Cracking Shells: The Panama Papers & Looking To The European Union's Anti-Money Laundering Directive As A Framework For Implementing A Multilateral Agreement To Combat The Harmful Effects Of Shell Companies, Nicholas Vail

Texas A&M Law Review

In early 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report detailing thousands of leaked documents demonstrating how a Panamanian law firm had, for years, helped wealthy clients conceal their financial activities through the use of offshore shell companies. The Panama Papers, as the leaked documents came to be known, directed renewed attention at the use of shell companies. Shell companies are used by the world’s wealthy and powerful to lower their taxes, but are also used by tax evaders, criminal organizations, and terrorists. While much of the renewed attention has been directed at offshore tax havens such ...


The Future Of The Federal Common Law Of Foreign Relations, Ingrid Wuerth 2018 Vanderbilt University Law School

The Future Of The Federal Common Law Of Foreign Relations, Ingrid Wuerth

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

The federal common law of foreign relations has been in decline for decades. The field was built in part on the claim that customary international law is federal common law and in part on the claim that federal judges should displace state law when they conclude that it poses difficulties for U.S. foreign relations. Today, however, customary international law is generally applied based upon the implied intentions of Congress, rather than its free-standing status as federal common law, and judicial evaluation of foreign policy problems has largely been replaced by reliance upon presidential or congressional action, or by standard ...


Mending The Wound Or Pulling It Apart? New Proposals For International Investment Courts And Fragmentation Of International Investment Law, Jaemin Lee 2018 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Mending The Wound Or Pulling It Apart? New Proposals For International Investment Courts And Fragmentation Of International Investment Law, Jaemin Lee

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business

Robust discussions on standing investment courts are currently taking place at various fora. In particular, negotiations to include bilateral investment courts in IIAs are in full swing and leading to the creation of such courts. On the other hand, negotiation for a multilateral investment court has yet to start. Even if negotiation begins, it is not clear how long it will take and whether it will indeed lead to a successful conclusion. As such, for a significant amount of time in the future, it is bilateral investment courts that states administer to resolve investment disputes. Bilateral investment courts, however, will ...


"The Tip Of The Iceberg": Human Trafficking, Borders And The Canada-U.S. North, Mike Perry 2018 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

"The Tip Of The Iceberg": Human Trafficking, Borders And The Canada-U.S. North, Mike Perry

Canada-United States Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Distinguished Panel: Face Off Or Fresh Start? International Trade In Times Of Turmoil, Terence P. Stewart, John M. Weekes, Allan Wm. Wolff 2018 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Distinguished Panel: Face Off Or Fresh Start? International Trade In Times Of Turmoil, Terence P. Stewart, John M. Weekes, Allan Wm. Wolff

Canada-United States Law Journal

A panel discussion is presented between the speakers of Canada-United States Law Institute Conference including Terence P. Stewart, John M. Weekes, and Alan Wm. Wolff. Topics include Canada-U.S. trade relations; North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); and efforts in establishing a Free Trade Agreement.


Panel: Balancing Acts -- Energy Innovation In A Complex Market, David Hults, Gitane De Silva, Chris Ziegler 2018 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Panel: Balancing Acts -- Energy Innovation In A Complex Market, David Hults, Gitane De Silva, Chris Ziegler

Canada-United States Law Journal

A panel discussion is presented between the speakers of the Canada-United States Law Institute Conference namely David Halts, Gitane De Silva, and Chris Zeigler. Topics include impact of energy industry on climate change; enacting climate policy for bringing out environmental justice, and protection; and enactment of U.S. Clean Air Act for addressing the same


Panel: Preserving Financial Integrity And Promoting Compliance, Diane Francis, Richard Gordon, Josee Nadeau 2018 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Panel: Preserving Financial Integrity And Promoting Compliance, Diane Francis, Richard Gordon, Josee Nadeau

Canada-United States Law Journal

A panel discussion is presented between the speakers of the Canada-United States Law Institute Conference namely Diane Francis, Richard Gordon, and Josee Nadeau. Topics include fostering of financial integrity and compliance; economic relation between Canada-U.S.; and prevention of financial crimes and fostering financial integrity.


Of Trade And Beer: Nafta, The Comeau Case And Regulatory Cooperation, Maureen Irish 2018 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Of Trade And Beer: Nafta, The Comeau Case And Regulatory Cooperation, Maureen Irish

Canada-United States Law Journal

This article is adapted from the 11th Canada-United States Law Institute Distinguished Lecture given by Professor Maureen Irish at Western University Faculty of Law on October 2, 2017. The Supreme Court of Canada is hearing a case that deals with the nature of the internal market in Canada. This paper discusses trade law relating to regulatory cooperation in NAFTA, the European Union, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement and other recent Canadian international initiatives. It examines the ways in which these treaties and other arrangements respond to regulatory differences between importing and exporting jurisdictions. The challenge of how to deal with ...


2018 Sidney Picker, Jr. Award Remarks: States And Borders, Maureen Irish 2018 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

2018 Sidney Picker, Jr. Award Remarks: States And Borders, Maureen Irish

Canada-United States Law Journal

A speech is presented by Maureen Irish, on the occasion of 2018 Sidney Picker, Jr. Award at the Canada-United States Law Institute 42nd Anniversary Conference. Topics include Canada-U.S. relation on energy, trade, and providing sovereignty to environment; human rights, the environment, and human population; and general principals of customary international law.


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