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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 18  |  Issue 3  |  June 2009

Getting Property Right: "Informal" Mortgages in the Japanese Courts

Frank G. Bennett, Jr.
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 463

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Electronic Money and the Law: Legal Realities and Future Challenges

Nobuhiko Sugiura translated by Jean J. Luyat
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 511

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A Tale of Regulation in the European Union and Japan: Does Characterizing the Business of Stored-Value Cards as a Financial Activity Impact its Development?

Jean J. Luyat
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 525

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Australia's Heritage Protection Act: An Alternative to Copyright in the Struggle to Protect Communal Interests in Authored Works of Folklore

Jake Phillips
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 547

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Reaching Back to Move Forward: Using Adverse Possession to Resolve Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Charlotte C. Williams
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 575

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Volume 18  |  Issue 2  |  April 2009

A Study of Cyber Violence and Internet Service Providers' Liability: Lessons from China

Anne S.Y. Cheung
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 323

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Modernizing Charity Law in China

Rebecca E. Lee
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 347

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No Room for Dissent: China's Laws Against Disturbing Social Order Undermine its Commitments to Free Speech and Hamper the Rule of Law

Mindy K. Longanecker
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 373

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Safeguarding China's Cultural History: Proposed Amendments to the 2002 Law on the Protection of Cultural Relics

Amanda K. Maus
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 405

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Article 14 of China's New Labor Contract Law: Using Open-Term Contracts to Appropriately Balance Worker Protection and Employer Flexibility

Jovita T. Wang
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 433

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Volume 18  |  Issue 1  |  January 2009

Directors' Liability for Corporate Faults and Defaults - An International Comparison

Helen Anderson
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 1

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China's New Anti-Monopoly Law: A Perspective from the Untied States

Thomas R. Howell, Alan Wm. Woloff, Rachel Howe, and Diane Oh
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 53

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Comprehensive Strengthening of Intellectual Property Adjudication Will Provide Powerful Judicial Guarantees for Constructing an Innovation-Based Country and Harmonious Society

Written by Cao Jianming, Translation by Josef Rawert
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 97

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Disability Rights in Cambodia: Using the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to Expose Human Rights Violations

Ulrike Bushbacher Connelly
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 123

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China's Environmental Problems: Is a Specialized Court the Solution?

Darcey J. Goelz
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 155

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Redefining Motherhood: Discrimination in Legal Parenthood in Japan

Rachel Brehm King
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 189

Due to Japan's decreasing population numbers and low birth rate, the country's legal forces and social norms put tremendous pressure on women to have children. To meet these expectations, Japanese women frequently turn to new forms of medical assistance called Assisted Reproductive Technology ("ART") to increase their ability to become mothers. ART includes such procedures as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and surrogacy. Although several of these methods are accepted by Japanese law and society, other forms of ART, including certain forms of artificial insemination and surrogacy, are strongly disapproved. Japan's current legal framework prevents women from accessing the full range of ART methods by restricting access to procedures that fail to conform to traditional standards on reproduction. Legal recognition of motherhood is also restricted to births performed in a narrow set of circumstances.

Whereas Japanese law and social norms strictly limit a woman's ability to utilize ART, laws provide men with greater access to ART procedures and broader recognition of fatherhood. This unequal treatment in the availability of ART on the basis of gender discriminates against Japanese women, violating both the Japanese Constitution and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ("CEDAW"). To correct this problem and protect Japanese women, the Japanese government must enact new legislation that recognizes modern concepts of parenthood and eliminates the discriminatory effect of its current laws.

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Thin Shields Pierce Easily: A Case for Fortifying the Journalists' Privilege in New Zealand

Devin M. Smith
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 217

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Entitled as Against None: How the Wrongly Decided Croker Island Case Perpetuates Aboriginal Dispossession

Siiri Aileen Wilson
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 249

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Expanding Human Rights to Persons with Disabilities: Laying the Groundwork for a Twenty-First Century Movement

Yanghee Lee
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 283

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Mining the Intersections: Advancing the Rights of Women and Children with Disabilities Within an Interrelated Web of Human Rights

Rangita de Silva de Alwis
18 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 293

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