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Cities Of God Under Occupation: Settler Colonial Practices And Pacification In The Favelas Of Rio De Janeiro And The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Amanda Pimenta da Silva 2022 American University in Cairo

Cities Of God Under Occupation: Settler Colonial Practices And Pacification In The Favelas Of Rio De Janeiro And The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Amanda Pimenta Da Silva

Theses and Dissertations

The 2002 film ‘City of God’ tells an anecdotal story of violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and is a reminder that the societies we tend to take for granted can actually be a luxury. The film portrays the daily life of the peripheries of Rio and its relation with drug trafficking, crime, and poverty, and how it has deteriorated into a war zone so dangerous that anyone risk being shot to death. Thousands of miles away from the Brazilian slums there is another so-called city of God, or the city chosen by God to be the home ...


The Problem Of Blackness In America: Becoming When The Being Never Comes To Be, Nkiru Anyaegbunam 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Problem Of Blackness In America: Becoming When The Being Never Comes To Be, Nkiru Anyaegbunam

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The problem of Blackness in America is a consequence of the historical reality and continued legacies of colonialism, the triangular trade and chattel slavery that have been facilitated through violence and capitalism. This thesis will argue that this problem that is pronounced through racialized institutional systems of violence such as mass incarceration and housing inequality, which disproportionately negatively impacts Black Americans is part of a larger discourse on the human and (mis)recognition. This violence has created a quintessential incompleteness for Black Americans who neither are recognized as citizens nor human. The problem of Blackness will be continuously grounded in ...


Justice For All: Examining Bostock V. Clayton County’S Impact On Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law, Lane Simon 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Justice For All: Examining Bostock V. Clayton County’S Impact On Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law, Lane Simon

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

No abstract provided.


Louisiana’S Criminal Defense Dilemma: Working Toward A Disaster Resistant Future, Tyler Duffy 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Louisiana’S Criminal Defense Dilemma: Working Toward A Disaster Resistant Future, Tyler Duffy

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

No abstract provided.


Voting Able: Accessible In-Person Voting For Persons With Disabilities, Keiara T. B. Fort 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Voting Able: Accessible In-Person Voting For Persons With Disabilities, Keiara T. B. Fort

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

No abstract provided.


Faculty, 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Faculty

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

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Masthead, 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Masthead

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Table Of Contents

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

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Cover, 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Cover

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

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International Construction Law: The Development Of The Business And Human Rights Treaty And Its Implications On Migrant Workers, Anna Parks Muecke 2022 University of Georgia School of Law

International Construction Law: The Development Of The Business And Human Rights Treaty And Its Implications On Migrant Workers, Anna Parks Muecke

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of Inter-American Commission’S Reports On Capital Punishment Petitions Against The United States: Where Do We Go From Here?, Alexandria Faura 2022 Loyola Law School - Los Angeles

The Effectiveness Of Inter-American Commission’S Reports On Capital Punishment Petitions Against The United States: Where Do We Go From Here?, Alexandria Faura

Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Zinā In The Criminal Legislation Act (1999-2000): An Evaluation Of The Implication For Muslim Women's Right In Nigeria, Paul Orerhime Akpomie 2022 The American University in Cairo AUC

Zinā In The Criminal Legislation Act (1999-2000): An Evaluation Of The Implication For Muslim Women's Right In Nigeria, Paul Orerhime Akpomie

Theses and Dissertations

The research engages in an exploration of human rights in Islam. Human rights issues are then contrasted with international law positions. The data gotten is then used for investigating women’s human rights issues in Shariʾa penal tradition regarding zinā (adultery) in Nigeria. The re-emergence of Sharia penal codes adopted by 12 Northern states in Nigeria in 1999 as an operative Islamic law has sparked concerns about rulings amounting to stoning to death in several cases of zinā. These events raised concerns about Shariʾa penal traditions’ legality and relationship with other legal traditions operational in Nigeria, a secular political space ...


The Right To Food Comes To America, Wendy Heipt 2022 WhyHunger

The Right To Food Comes To America, Wendy Heipt

Journal of Food Law & Policy

The people of Maine recently exercised an opportunity no citizen of this country has ever had before: the ability to vote on whether to enshrine a right to food in their state constitution. This Essay provides an overview of Maine’s experience with food rights in order to explain how the state came to occupy this unique position.


2021 Annual Report, Deirdre M. Smith Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic 2022 University of Maine School of Law

2021 Annual Report, Deirdre M. Smith Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic

Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic Annual Report

  • Program Overview 3
  • General Practice Clinic 5
  • Prisoner Assistance Clinic 6
  • Juvenile Justice Clinic 7
  • Refugee and Human Rights Clinic 10
  • Protection from Abuse Program 12
  • Clinic Staffing 13


2022 A Legal Odyssey: This Mission Is Too Importaint For Us To Allow Computers To Jeopardize It, Cameron P. Cordell 2022 Bowling Green State University

2022 A Legal Odyssey: This Mission Is Too Importaint For Us To Allow Computers To Jeopardize It, Cameron P. Cordell

Honors Projects

The purpose of this paper is to discover if Artificial Intelligence could and should replace human jurists. By looking at the two theories that offer a way to apply the law (legal formalism and legal realism), multiple different answers to this question emerge. Looking at the corner stone of legal realism which is considered empathy, reasons as to why A.I. in the court room begin to emerge. Many studies and data were included in this study that covered a variety of topics such as A.I. experiments, legal data, and psychological emotions. In summary, the results of the research ...


Indiana Jones And The Illicit Excavation And Trafficking Of Antiquities: Refining Federal Statutes To Strengthen Cultural Heritage Protections, Marina F. Rothberg 2022 Boston College Law School

Indiana Jones And The Illicit Excavation And Trafficking Of Antiquities: Refining Federal Statutes To Strengthen Cultural Heritage Protections, Marina F. Rothberg

Boston College Law Review

Most nations consider the protection of cultural material, such as historical monuments, archaeological sites, and antiquities, to be of utmost consequence. Yet, despite the near-universal importance of safeguarding cultural heritage, domestic protections for cultural material in the United States tend to be difficult to interpret. These ambiguities and gaps allow for continued exploitation and illicit trafficking of cultural heritage. This Note focuses on the legal structures in the United States that safeguard indigenous cultural material. After briefly discussing the rationale behind safeguarding objects of heritage, this Note explores the dominant federal statutes that protect cultural material: the National Historic Preservation ...


Transnational Migration Deterrence, Anita Sinha 2022 American University Washington College of Law

Transnational Migration Deterrence, Anita Sinha

Boston College Law Review

The governance of global migration increasingly relies on what critical migration scholarship refers to as externalized control. Externalization encompasses limiting human mobility through the imposition of migration control measures by transit states, as well as by states that are geographically proximate to destination states. Destination states are at a minimum complicit in the creation and operation of these externalized migration control systems. To capture this phenomenon, this Article offers a reconceptualization of externalization as transnational migration deterrence. The objective of this nomenclature is to provide a framework that highlights the role of destination states, to build a lexicon of accountability ...


Accountable To None? Challenging Sovereign Immunity Through The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Heather Odell 2022 Boston College Law School

Accountable To None? Challenging Sovereign Immunity Through The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Heather Odell

Boston College Law Review

Although amendments to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) have opened the door to greater corporate liability, government liability under the TVPA remains murky. A critical barrier that plaintiffs suing government entities confront is the broad protection from suit that states enjoy under the Eleventh Amendment. One of the few exceptions to this protection is congressional abrogation of state sovereign immunity. In 1996, the Supreme Court held in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida that to abrogate state sovereign immunity, Congress must do so pursuant to a valid source of power. It further held that this valid source includes Congress ...


Importing Indian Intolerance: How Title Vii Can Prevent Caste Discrimination In The American Workplace, Brett Whitley 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Importing Indian Intolerance: How Title Vii Can Prevent Caste Discrimination In The American Workplace, Brett Whitley

Arkansas Law Review

"If Hindus migrate to other regions on [E]arth, [Indian] Caste would become a world problem." - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (1916) Imagine it is the year 2020. You are one of the more than 160 million people across India that are labeled as Dalits, formerly known as the “Untouchables." Most Hindus view Dalits as belonging to the lowest rung in the ancient system of social stratification that impacts individuals across the globe called the caste system. Your people have endured human rights abuses for centuries, but luckily, neither you nor a loved one have ever been the victim of one ...


Protecting A Woman’S Right To Abortion During A Public Health Crisis, San Juanita Gonzalez 2022 St. Mary's University School of Law

Protecting A Woman’S Right To Abortion During A Public Health Crisis, San Juanita Gonzalez

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

As COVID-19 infected our nation, states were quick to issue executive orders restricting various aspects of daily life under the pretense of public safety. It was clear at the outset that certain civil liberties were going to be tested. Among them, the constitutional right to an abortion.

This comment explores Texas’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the limitations it imposed on abortion access. It will attempt to address the legitimacy of the “public health concerns” listed in executive orders issued throughout numerous states and will discuss the pertinent legal framework and judicial scrutiny to apply.

According to the Fifth ...


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