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The complete collection of articles and abstracts for the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal is available in the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library digital archives.

Volume 17  |  Issue 3  |  June 2008

Japan and the Moneylenders—Activist Courts and Substantive Justice

Andrew M. Pardieck
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 529

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Access to Justice for the Poor: The Singapore Judiciary at Work

Gary Chan Kok Yew
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 595

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Korean Divorce Law on Claims for Property Division: Dividing Retirement Allowance in Divorce

Faye Y. Park
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 649

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The End of the Viarsa Saga and the Legality of Australia's Vessel Forfeiture Penalty for Illegal Fishing in Its Exclusive Economic Zone

Laurence Blakely
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 677

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Protecting Egg Donors and Human Embryos—The Failure of the South Korean Bioethics and Biosafety Act

Mukta Jhalani
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 707

Abstract: Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to treat many physical and neurological disorders due to their unique ability to transform into any type of human cell. The process of deriving stem cells from human embryos, however, raises important ethical and regulatory issues. Embryonic stem cell research requires a steady source of human eggs to create embryos that are destroyed during stem cell extraction. International declarations and guidelines protect the two most vulnerable participants of embryonic stem cell research: women who donate eggs for research purposes and human embryos that are destroyed in the research.

In 2005, South Korea passed the Bioethics and Biosafety Act to regulate biotechnology research. In its current form, the Bioethics and Biosafety Act fails to adequately protect egg donors and human embryos. The Bioethics and Biosafety Act does not have adequate safeguards to protect egg donors, such as a requirement of voluntary consent and a requirement that egg donors understand the research and its potential risks. The Institutional Review Boards established by the Bioethics and Biosafety Act are not sufficiently removed from the research institution to guarantee that egg donors are not exploited. Additionally, this legislation fails to appropriately regulate the use of human embryos in scientific research as required by international guidelines. The Bioethics and Biosafety Act should include more detailed provisions dealing with the adequacy and quality of informed consent that is obtained from egg donors. Furthermore, Korea should amend its law to limit the use of human embryos in stem cell research so that the embryos are not unnecessarily destroyed.

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As a Negative Right, Article 25 Can Have a Positive Effect Combating Japan’s Poverty

Amelia S. Kegan
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 735

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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

Jeffrey P. Lane
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 767

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"Pollute First, Control Later" No More: Combating Environmental Degradation in China Through an Approach Based in Public Interest Litigation and Public Participation

Christine J. Lee
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 795

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Volume 17  |  Issue 2  |  March 2008

The Representative Power of the Shareholders' General Meeting Under Chinese Law

Charles Zhen Qu
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 295

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The Territory Federal Jurisdiction Forgot: The Question of Greater Federal Jurisdiction in American Samoa

Michael W. Weaver
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 325

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Granting Permanent Resident Aliens the Right to Vote in Local Government: The New Komeito Continues to Promote Alien Suffrage in Japan

Miles E. Hawks
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 369

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Picking Up On What's Going Underground: Australia Should Exempt Carbon Capture and Geo-Sequestration from Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act

Adam M. Andrews
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 407

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Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals in China: Could Changes Bring Stronger Protection for Intellectual Property Rights and Human Health?

Dina M. Bronshtein
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 439

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Australia's Northern Territory Emergency Response Act: Addressing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Inequities at the Expense of International Human Rights?

Jenna Gruenstein
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 467

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Making Good on the Promise of International Law: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Inclusive Education in China and India

Vanessa Torres Hernandez
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 497

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Volume 17  |  Issue 1  |  January 2008

Money for Nothing: Your Crises for Free? A Comparative Analysis of Consumer Credit Policies in Post-1997 South Korea and Thailand

Jasper Kim and Kemavit Bhangananda
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 1

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Tipping the Scale to Bring a Balanced Approach: Evidence Disclosure in Chinese International Arbitration

Bryant Yuan Fu Yang and Diane Chen Dai
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 41

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Geographical Indications in China: Why Protect GIS with Both Trademark Law and AOC-Type Legislation?

Bradley M. Bashaw
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 73

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Reconciliation in the Wake of Tragedy: Cambodia's Extraordinary Chambers Undermines the Cambodian Constitution

Tessa V. Capeloto
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 103

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Common Ground in the Sky: Extending the 1967 Outer Space Treaty to Reconcile U.S. and Chinese Security Interests

Alex B. Englehart
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 133

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Toward a Legislative Solution to the Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Russia: A Case for Expanded Health Privacy

Carrie C. Gage
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 157

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Vietnam's Decree on Microfinance: A Flawed Attempt to Create an Enabling Legal Environment for Microfinance

Elin M. King
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 187

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The Human Rights Costs of China's Arms Sales to Sudan - A Violation of International Law on Two Fronts

Stephanie L. Kotecki
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 209

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Women's Land Rights in Rural China: Transforming Existing Laws into a Source of Property Rights

H. Ray Liaw
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 237

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Litigating Labor Rights Across a Militarized Zone: The South Korean Constitutional Court as a Forum to Address Labor Violations in North Korea's Kaesong Special Economic Zone

Lavanga V. Wijekoon
17 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 265

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