The Afghanistan Refugee Crisis

By: Alexis Eisa “We have a legal and moral obligation to protect people fleeing bombs, bullets and tyrants, and throughout history those people have enriched our society.” – Juliet Stevenson Due to the ongoing turmoil occurring in Afghanistan, over 550,000 Afghans have been forced to flee their homes since January 2021. Those fleeing from Afghanistan … Continue reading The Afghanistan Refugee Crisis

Home for a Victim

Home for a Victim Andrew Orozco, Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Sex trafficking. Few crimes match its level of depravity and violation of human dignity. So many people fall victim to it. Women, children, and even men are all potential targets. Young people from troubled backgrounds in particular, are vulnerable[1]. … Continue reading Home for a Victim

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence Erin Iungerich With the recent review by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights review of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, and public debate regarding intimate partner violence (IPV) as it relates to the National Football League (not to mention review of disciplinary procedures), the issue of IPV has been particularly salient as of … Continue reading Intimate Partner Violence

International Law and Social Justice

By MELODY GOODWIN Before the establishment of such modern international institutions as the United Nations (UN) and its affiliates, certain principles had long been a part of relations among nation states. States upheld different personal rights, based on their own cultural and social traditions. In addition to generally accepted practices, explicit mutual peace treaties (e.g. … Continue reading International Law and Social Justice

DOMA Fail

By Fatima Baddredine “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”), Article 16. In 1948, the United … Continue reading DOMA Fail