Washington International Law Journal

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, June

Access to Justice for the Poor: The Singapore Judiciary at Work
I. INTRODUCTIONThis Article is primarily centered on access to justice for the poor and the roles and responsibilities of the Singapore courts. It is not concerned with poverty alleviation per se,1 legal instruments to combat poverty,2 or the efforts...
As a Negative Right, Article 25 Can Have a Positive Effect Combating Japan's Poverty
I. INTRODUCTIONAn impoverished man is sick, unable to work, and in desperate need of a doctor. Although a Japanese law mandates that everyone carry health insurance, the man cannot afford the government premiums, and the public official who operates...
Japan and the Moneylenders-Activist Courts and Substantive Justice
I. INTRODUCTIONEven with the uptick in Japan's economy,1 after fifteen years of recession and stagnation, the numbers are still pretty bleak. In 2006, one in every nine Japanese, one in every seven adults, was indebted to a lender reporting to the Federation...
Korean Divorce Law on Claims for Property Division: Dividing Retirement Allowance in Divorce
Faye Y. Park[dagger]Abstract. As South Koreans divorce closer to the retirement age, the issue of whether retirement allowance should be divided upon divorce has become more prevalent. The applicable law in the division of the retirement allowance in...
"Pollute First, Control Later" No More: Combating Environmental Degradation in China through an Approach Based in Public Interest Litigation and Public Participation
I. INTRODUCTIONThroughout history, no nation has emerged as a major industrial and economic power without inflicting substantial environmental damage.1 In recent years China has also followed this trend, but on an entirely unparalleled scale.2 Over the...
Protecting Egg Donors and Human Embryos-The Failure of the South Korean Bioethics and Biosafety Act
I. INTRODUCTIONTo realize its goal of becoming the "world-best science nation," the Republic of Korea ("Korea") is investing tremendous money and resources into scientific research and development.1 Embryonic stem cell research is one specific area of...
The End of the Viarsa Saga and the Legality of Australia's Vessel Forfeiture Penalty for Illegal Fishing in Its Exclusive Economic Zone
I. INTRODUCTIONIn December 2007, the infamous Uruguayan-flagged longline fishing vessel Viarsa I finally came to rest on the shores of Mumbai and is presently standing-by to be demolished and sold as scrap in the Indian ship-breaking yards.1 Viarsa I...
The Need for Effective Licensure Laws for Mid-Level Health Care Providers in Countries Facing Chronic Physician Shortages: A Case Study of the Marshall Islands' Health Assistants
I. INTRODUCTIONOn a small atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands ("Marshall Islands"), a mother carries her five-year-old boy with labored breathing into the local health center. After informing the mother that there is no doctor on the island,...
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