Emory International Law Review

Volume 32Issue 1

The Plight of Tanzanian Persons with Albinism: A Case for International Refugee and Asylum Procedure Reform

Monaliza Seepersaud | 32 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 115 (2017)

Reforming asylum and refugee procedures is a global necessity. This Comment illustrates such necessity by introducing the case study of albino hunting in Tanzania. Current international asylum and refugee procedures prohibit persons with albinism (PWAs) from receiving protection from persecution. This Comment explores the state of affairs in Tanzania regarding the crisis of albino hunting and analyzes the Tanzanian governmental response as well as the international community’s response to the crisis. It then analyzes the ineffectiveness of current international law surrounding asylum and refugee procedures under the 1951 Convention, and examines the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) policies concerning the protections of internally displaced persons. Finally, this Comment proposes the development of global Protected Entry Procedures—where individuals may complete asylum and refugee applications in diplomatic or consular representations in his or her home state—as a method of reforming international asylum and refugee procedures.

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Eternal Sunshine: The Right to Be Forgotten in the European Union after the 2016 General Data Protection Regulation

Stefania Alessi | 32 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 145 (2017)

In 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union recognized the existence of the Right to be Forgotten. In 2016, the European Council and the European Parliament enacted the General Data Protection Regulation to provide a uniform normative framework for the RTBF that harmonized data protection across the European Union. The GDPR provoked heated criticism because it may sway search engine providers to accept every request to eliminate data from the Internet and harm the right to freedom of information. This Comment argues that the new normative framework of the RTBF is consistent with the well-established protection of the right to respect for private life recognized and protected under the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights. It also argues that the GDPR will not harm the right to information because the structure of the Internet market will safeguard the right to information and the search engine’s economic rights.

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Policing in Partnership: Nicaraguan Policies with Implications for U.S. Police Forces

J. Thomas Ratchford III | 32 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 173 (2017)

In the midst of surging gang-fueled violence in Central America, Nicaragua has developed a community policing model that’s results call into question the efficacy of the militarized model employed by both her neighbors and many jurisdictions in the United States. This Comment argues that, while the United States may have pioneered the concept of community policing, the Nicaraguan National Police has perfected it. This approach has the potential to inform implementation worldwide, specifically in the United States. Rather than militarization, which has eroded trust between residents and police forces, the Nicaraguan model offers a return to policing in partnership with the community it serves. There is no “one size fits all” approach, but a commitment to building trust between police departments and the communities in which they serve—coupled with political commitment—will lead to the public legitimacy that Nicaragua’s neighbors and the United States so desperately need.

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