Washington International Law Journal

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, January

Colombia's Poetic World of Authors' Moral Rights: Considerations on Imprisoning a Professor for Plagiarism
I. INTRODUCTIONThe idea/expression dichotomy amounts to a distinction between authorship and copyright, between the scope of what the author sends into the world (i.e., idea as much as expression) and the narrower scope of what is subject to legal protection...
Confucian Jurisprudence in Practice: Pretang Dynasty Panwen (Written Legal Judgments)
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)I. INTRODUCTIONThe Chinese legal tradition is among the oldest and most enduring in the world; yet, it has also been blamed for many of China's current rule of law woes. Indeed, the very story of Chinese...
Fatal Flaws: New Zealand's Human Tissue Act Fails to Provide an Avenue for Individuals to Give Legally Binding Informed Consent
I. INTRODUCTION"One person has the potential to save seven lives and enhance the quality of living for more than fifty others through organ and tissue donation."With the impressive advances in medical technology over the last sixty years and the many...
Prosecution Review Commissions, the Public Interest, and the Rights of the Accused: The Need for a "Grown Up" in the Room
I. IntroductionAt the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, Japan's criminal procedure underwent significant changes. Reacting to the Law Reform Council's1 recommendation that criminal procedure should embody lay participation, Japan instituted...
Punishing the Pen with the Sword?: Colombia's New, Extreme, and Ineffective Punishment for Plagiarism
I. INTRODUCTIONIn January of 1997, a recent graduate from a prestigious Colombian university opened up a literary journal to find portions of her thesis reprinted.1 As she never submitted the work, one can imagine her confusion, particularly given that...
Reverse Revolution: Russia's Constitutional Crisis
I. INTRODUCTIONIn September 2011, Vladimir Putin, Russia's current Prime Minister and former President, surprised no one when he announced that he would once again seek the Russian presidency.1 Later in the winter, opposition to his candidacy arose,...
Where Are We Now and Where Should We Head for? a Reflection on the Place of East Asia on the Map of Socio-Legal Studies
I. INTRODUCTIONCollaborative Research Networks ("CRNs") were originally developed by the Law and Society Association ("LSA") to encourage collaborations between scholars who shared research interests at its annual meetings in Miami in 2000 and in Budapest...
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