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The Case For Mexican Asylum Seekers Fleeing Cartel Violence, Perry B. Nava Apr 2013

The Case For Mexican Asylum Seekers Fleeing Cartel Violence, Perry B. Nava

Perry B Nava

The number of Mexican immigrants filing for asylum in the United States is on the rise as cartel violence affects more people each year. The perceived increase in cartel-related, violent crime is displacing people similar to how a war forces displaced refugees out of a country; but the United States is not accepting a great majority of the applications for asylum. This paper explores the more broadly applicable law that protects persecuted people; some of the issues that have simultaneously contributed to increased migration to the United States and aggressive expansion by the drug cartels; the result of the application …


Mexico And The Law Of The Sea: Contributions And Compromises. Book Review, Michael Reed Mar 2013

Mexico And The Law Of The Sea: Contributions And Compromises. Book Review, Michael Reed

San Diego International Law Journal

Much valuable scholarly material has been published on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, often referred to simply as “UNCLOS” or “The Constitution for the Oceans.” The focus of that scholarship has usually been on interpreting the Convention’s 320 separate Articles and substantive Annexes. Such sources are, of course, critical to individuals seeking to comply with the law of the sea or sovereigns charged with enforcing it.


Breaking Legal Ground: A Bivens Action For Noncitizens For Trans-Border Constitutional Torts Against Border Patrol Agents, Julie Hunter Jan 2013

Breaking Legal Ground: A Bivens Action For Noncitizens For Trans-Border Constitutional Torts Against Border Patrol Agents, Julie Hunter

San Diego International Law Journal

This Comment assesses whether noncitizens can sue in U.S. courts when they have sustained an injury outside of U.S. territory. This Comment assumes the underlying merits of the Hernandez’s claim that Agent Mesa used excessive force when shooting at Sergio. It will not address whether Agent Mesa acted in self-defense. Part II will discuss the context of the Hernandez litigation and its claims against the U.S. Government, its agencies, and employees for the use of excessive force against a noncitizen. It will also discuss the legal requirements for bringing an excessive force claim under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents …


Oportunidades Para Las Empresas Dentro De La Omc, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq. Dec 2012

Oportunidades Para Las Empresas Dentro De La Omc, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq.

Rodolfo C. Rivas

The author provides a brief overview of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) by explaining the context of their interrelationship. Afterwards, the author delves into a brief analysis of Mexico’s role in the International Trade arena and concludes by describing the paths through which the private sector can benefit from the WTO.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////El autor pone en contexto la interrelación entre la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) el Banco Mundial (BM) y el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI). Posteriormente, el autor describe brevemente el rol de México dentro de las instituciones de Comercio Internacional …