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Volume 22  |  Issue 3  |  June 2013

The Role of Courts in "Making" Law in Japan: The Communitarian Conservatism of Japanese Judges

John O. Haley
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 491

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Reflections on the University of Washington's Asian Law Center

John O. Haley
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 505

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Capital Structure, Creditor Composition, and Insolvency Law in Japan

Benjamin T. Jones
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 513

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Cloudy Weather, With Occasional Sunshine: Consumer Loans, the Legislature, and the Supreme Court of Japan

Shigenori Matsui
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 555

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Layers of the Law: A look at the Role of Law in Japan Today

Andrew M. Pardieck
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 599

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Guangdong Province Regulation to Reward and Protect Persons of Courageous Behavior

Annamarie C. Larson & Melody W. Young
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 675

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Beijing Municipal Regulation to Reward and Protect Persons of Courageous Behavior

Annamarie C. Larson & Melody W. Young
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 685

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The Aftermath of Peng Yu: Restoring Helping Behavior in China

Melody W. Young
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 691

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Mexico's Missed Opportunities to Protect Irregular Women Transmigrants: Applying a Gender Lens to Migration Law Reform

Alyson L. Dimmitt Gnam
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 713

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Gene Patents in Australia: A Game Theory Approach

Kate M. Mead
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 751

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Volume 22  |  Issue 2  |  March 2013

NOTE FROM THE EDITORS

Editors
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 237

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INTRODUCTION

Jonathan A. Franklin
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 239

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UNDRIP AND THE INTERVENTION: INDIGENOUS SELF-DETERMINATION, PARTICIPATION, AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA

Anna Cowan
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 247

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INDIGENOUS RESTITUTION IN SETTLING WATER CLAIMS: THE DEVELOPING CULTURAL AND COMMERCIAL REDRESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AOTEAROA, NEW ZEALAND

Jacinta Ruru
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 311

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THE STRUGGLE FOR LAWS OF FREE, PRIOR, AND INFORMED CONSULTATION IN PERU: LESSONS AND AMBIGUITIES IN THE RECOGNITION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Elizabeth Salmón G.
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 353

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PROTECTING THE SPIRITUAL BELIEFS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES-AUSTRALIAN CASE STUDIES 

Michael Blakeney
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 391

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RECOGNIZING THE FEMINIZATION OF DISPLACEMENT: A PROPOSAL FOR A GENDER-FOCUSED APPROACH TO LOCAL INTEGRATION IN ECUADOR

Johanna L. Gusman
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 429

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CHINA'S FOREIGN INVESTED PARTNERSHIP ENTERPRISE LAW: THE LIFELESS OR SLEEPING DRAGON?

Samuel H. Shaddox
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 469

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Volume 22  |  Issue 1  |  January 2013

PROSECUTION REVIEW COMMISSIONS, THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED: THE NEED FOR A "GROWN UP" IN THE ROOM

Carl F. Goodman
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 1

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CONFUCIAN JURISPRUDENCE IN PRACTICE: PRE-TANG DYNASTY PANWEN (WRITTEN LEGAL JUDGEMENTS)

Norman P. Ho
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 49

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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

Setsuo Miyazawa
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 113

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COLOMBIA'S POETIC WORLD OF AUTHORS' MORAL RIGHTS: CONSIDERATIONS ON IMPRISONING A PROFESSOR FOR PLAGIARISM

Carlos Castellanos Rubio (Translated by David Cromwell)
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 141

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PUNISHING THE PEN WITH THE SWORD?: COLOMBIA'S NEW, EXTREME, AND INEFFECTIVE PUNISHMENT FOR PLAGIARISM

David Cromwell
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 157

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REVERSE REVOLUTION: RUSSIA'S CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS

Sarah E. Cox
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 179

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FATAL FLAWS: NEW ZEALAND'S HUMAN TISSUE ACT FAILS TO PROVIDE AN AVENUE FOR INDIVIDUALS TO GIVE LEGALLY BINDING INFORMED CONSENT

Jennifer J. Howard
22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 209

Improving the worldwide organ transplantation rate is an important goal for the world health community.  Thousands of people die each year waiting for organs that would save their lives.  New Zealand has one of the poorest rates of transplantation in the Western world.  In 2008, New Zealand passed the Human Tissue Act in an attempt to improve the number of donors and ultimately increase the number of transplants performed.  To promote the autonomy of individuals, the new law prioritized who can give informed consent for organ donation upon death, with individuals’ actions and intentions being paramount.  The law allows individuals to provide informed consent to donate their organs upon death or to designate another individual to make the decision for them.  The family’s permission is requested only if the donor or nominee failed to give informed consent.  This framework is necessary to address one of the biggest obstacles to organ donation:  the family’s refusal to donate.  Because of ethical and publicity concerns, doctors and organ procurement specialists will not take an organ over an objection by the family, although trends suggest this might be changing.  This comment argues that key parts of the law prevent it from increasing the number of donors.  The law fails to establish a national registry where New Zealanders can register their informed consent.  While the law allows for the database to be created in the future if the need arises, not instituting it immediately leaves those individuals who would otherwise donate few options:  a will or advance directive.  These options are costly, and very few people will take the initiative to execute them.  Failure to create another option leaves the status quo in place; a donor designation on a driver’s license will not be considered by medical professionals, and the family will decide whether or not to donate their loved one’s organs.  This comment argues further that New Zealand can strengthen its legislation and the autonomy of the individual by establishing a national registry and pairing it with a required response system.  Required response would mandate that all New Zealanders choose during life what they would like to have done with their body upon death.  When New Zealanders register their informed consent in the national registry, physicians and organ procurement specialists can have reliable, accurate information about the wishes of the deceased.  Through these two systems, New Zealand can move toward implementing a system of first person consent.  In conjunction with these recommendations, an advertising and education campaign should be instituted to positively influence the family and help promote a culture in New Zealand where donation is the norm.

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