Recent Abstracts and Article Links

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

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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

Abstract: Article 25 of the Showa Constitution guarantees everyone in Japan a minimum standard of "wholesome and cultured living." Contrary to the force originally envisioned by the Constitution's framers, the Supreme Court of Japan has interpreted the provision as merely a programmatic declaration that guides the legislature rather than as an enforceable right under which an individual may sue. As a result, individuals cannot seek relief from the judiciary for Article 25 violations. The Supreme Court should recognize Article 25 also as a negative, concrete right, allowing individuals to seek judicial relief when the government fails to appropriately apply laws intended to promote the public's ability to maintain a "minimum standard of living."

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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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