Washington International Law Journal


Vol. 27, No. 3, June

Jus Pro Bello: The Impact of International Prosecutions on War Continuation
IntroductionStates use international norms and laws in the pursuit of extralegal ends. Far from a provocation, the foregoing statement is regarded today as true by diplomats, foreign policy pundits, and academics alike.1 Political scientists, for instance,...
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The Limits of Constitutional Deferral: Lessons from the History of the 2004 Constitution of Afghanistan
I. IntroductionConstitution writers often work under challenging conditions. In an ideal world, they might be able to draft a perfect constitution-one that elaborates fully the values of the state and the decision-making processes by which the state...
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Combating Climate Recalcitrance: Carbon-Related Border Tax Adjustments in a New Era of Global Climate Governance
I. IntroductionThere is a perplexing disconnect evidenced in the history of proposals for carbon-related border tax adjustments ("CRBTAs"): border tax adjustments designed to account for the effects of different states' domestic climate policies.1 While...
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Hangeul as a Tool of Resistance against Forced Assimilation: Making Sense of the Framework Act on Korean Language
I. IntroductionIn 2005, South Korea (hereinafter "Korea") enacted the Framework Act on Korean Language (hereinafter "Framework Act").1 Article 14 of the Framework Act mandates the use of Hangéul,2 the Korean alphabet,3 for official documents by government...
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The Sociedad Por Acciones Simplificada: Suggestions for Further Reform of Mexico's First Unipersonal Limited Liability Entity
I. INTRODUCTIONThe Ley General de Sociedades Mercantiles, or General Law for Commercial Corporations ("LGSM"),2 is the legal code that governs the types of juridical entity structures available in Mexico. In March 2016, Mexico reformed the LGSM to include...
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Vol. 27, No. 2, April

Whose Fault in an Aging World?: Comparing Dementia-Related Tort Liability in Common Law and Civil Law Jurisdictions
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)I. INTRODUCTIONDementia-defined broadly as a "clinical syndrome of cognitive decline that is sufficiently severe to interfere with social or occupational functioning"1-presents significant challenges...
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Asean Investment Treaties, Rcep, and Cptpp: Regional Strategies, Norms, Institutions, and Politics
I. INTRODUCTIONThe importance of the regional dimension in economic diplomacy has fluctuated over time because of doubts about the effectiveness of the multilateral system. 1 Regional economic agreements, although often politically motivated, offer a...
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Ineffective by Design: A Critique of Campaign Finance Law Enforcement in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom
I. IntroductionIn modern democracies, it takes money to run an election campaign and laws to make sure a campaign is run fairly. Those laws are tested often. Imagine: in one country, a government body receives five separate reports, each alleging that...
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Paris When It Sizzles: What Agenda 21 Can Tell Us about the Likely Success of the Paris Agreement
Some things are so big you don't see them, or you don't want to think about them, or you almost can't think about them. Climate change is one of those things. It 's impossible to see the whole, because it 's everything.1The entire world has to work together...
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Acts of Financial Distress in the Eu: Is the Eu to Blame?
I. INTRODUCTIONThere is no question that, in cases of extreme financial crisis, investors' expectations and the value of their investments may be greatly affected by actions taken by the state. However, before investors can seek recourse there are several...
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Transitional Justice Legislation in Taiwan before and during the Tsai Administration
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)I. INTRODUCTIONThis Article seeks to deepen our understanding of East Asian transitional justice by examining the influence of post-democratization local conditions on the scope and language of transitional...
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Vol. 24, No. 3, June

Human Rights Education for All: A Proposal for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
I. IntroductionSince 2001, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals ("MDGs") have served as the focus for global collaboration on international development policy, planning, and monitoring. 1 The eight MDGs are elaborated in twenty-one targets...
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Vol. 21, No. 2, March

Separation of Religion and State in Japan: A Pragmatic Interpretation of Articles 20 and 89 of the Japanese Constitution
I. IntroductionSince the 1977 Tsu City Groundbreaking case, legal scholars and professionals have debated Japan's constitutional freedom of religion. The Tsu City case was Japan's first case since World War II to define religious freedom.1 The case required...
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