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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 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

Gene patent validity is one of the most controversial issues in patent law.  In Australia, the question of whether to eliminate human gene patents has reached both Parliament and the federal courts.  Opponents of gene patents argue that gene patents increase the cost of healthcare and impede progress in genetic research. Proponents respond that gene patents are essential incentives for the biotech industry, and that Australia has an obligation to recognize them under the WTO-administered Treaty on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (“TRIPS”).  Because patents require inventors to publically disclose their discoveries, Australia’s rejection of the gene patent system would allow Australian companies to benefit from these disclosures without compensating the patent holder–implicating industries and legal regimes far beyond its borders.  Australia has the power to decide whether gene patents are valuable to its citizens.  This comment represents the controversy as a game between Australia and the rest of the developed world, where it “cooperates” if it continues to respect gene patent rights and it “defects” if it declares genes unpatentable.  From Australia’s perspective, the immediate economic benefits of eliminating gene patents may outweigh its costs.  However, the long-term costs of eliminating gene patents may be unacceptable to proponents of gene patents.  In addition, impending advances in genetic sequencing technology will render gene patents economically insignificant, regardless of whether gene patents are a beneficial policy decision. An international solution, which incentivizes cooperation or punishes defection, is necessary for rational state actors to recognize gene patents.  Ultimately, this paper proposes three potential solutions to this problem:  A) starting a new intellectual property regime for human genes, B) creating a specialized patent regime for human genes, and C) incentivizing individual governments to fund research through public, non-commercial sources.

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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

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