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Overcoming The Dysfunction Of The Bifurcated Global System: The Promise Of A Peoples Assembly, Andrew L. Strauss Jun 2002

Overcoming The Dysfunction Of The Bifurcated Global System: The Promise Of A Peoples Assembly, Andrew L. Strauss

School of Law Faculty Publications

Richard Falk and I have proposed that the time is ripe for global civil society to take the lead and initiate a popularly representative Global Peoples Assembly (GPA).1 The tremendous growth in the commitment to, and practice of, democracy in domestic settings2 juxtaposed against globalization's large-scale transfer of political decision making to international institutions3 has made the almost complete lack of democracy at the international level the most glaring anomaly of the global system today.

Because states are unlikely to initiate the democratization of the international order, the task of beginning the drive for the first GPA necessarily ...


Justice For Perpetrators And Victims Of Apartheid Who Fall Outside The Scope Of The Truth And Reconciliation Commission’S Mandate, Christopher J. Roederer, Kevin Hopkins Jan 2002

Justice For Perpetrators And Victims Of Apartheid Who Fall Outside The Scope Of The Truth And Reconciliation Commission’S Mandate, Christopher J. Roederer, Kevin Hopkins

School of Law Faculty Publications

The legislation that gave birth to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission provides for the possibility of amnesty to the perpetrators of certain crimes and delicts. It also provides for the possibility of reparations to the victims of apartheid who suffered as a result of their human rights being grossly violated. The problem with the legislation is that it is only competent to deal with matters falling within its ambit, but there are numerous issues that still need to be addressed which clearly fall outside of it. One might be tempted to say that such issues falling beyond the scope of ...


Academic Support Programs: Effective Support Through A Systemic Approach, Adam Todd Jan 2002

Academic Support Programs: Effective Support Through A Systemic Approach, Adam Todd

School of Law Faculty Publications

Academic support programs in American law schools ("ASPs") are often implemented with the express purpose of promoting social, racial, and economic diversity in the legal profession, which has historically excluded these populations. This progressive purpose, however, may not ultimately be achieved unless academic support is fully integrated into the law school academy. This Article argues that an ASP needs to go beyond one-on-one counseling of students in academic difficulty.

Further, ASPs need to engage the faculty and administration of a law school in the academic support mission. This Article also suggests concrete steps that ASP professionals can follow to improve ...


'Can We Go Home Now?' Expediting Adoption And Termination Of Parental Rights Appeals In Ohio State Courts, Susan Wawrose Jan 2002

'Can We Go Home Now?' Expediting Adoption And Termination Of Parental Rights Appeals In Ohio State Courts, Susan Wawrose

School of Law Faculty Publications

Two years ago, the Ohio Supreme Court amended its rules and those of Ohio's intermediate appellate courts in order to fast-track appeals of cases involving termination of parental rights ("TPR") and adoption of minor children. Three of Ohio's twelve appellate districts already had local rules to expedite or accelerate these types of appeals, but in some districts, the amended rules established procedures that were entirely new.

The major impetus behind the court's amendments to the rules was to move children out of foster care and into permanent adoptive homes more quickly. Further, by amending the rules of ...