Protecting the Victims of the “Victimless Crime”

By Samuel Hall for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. As of the last estimate conducted by the Fondation Scelles (an organization dedicated to fighting global sexual exploitation) there are approximately one million prostitutes in the United States. According to comprehensive studies on the subject, more than 70% of these prostitutes were sexually abused as a direct precursor to prostitution. […]

U.S. Responsibility in the Refugee Crisis

By Nicole Kunzler Pearce for GlobalJusticeBlog.com The Syrian/Iraq War has created a refugee crisis unlike any the world has seen. Nearly 5 million Syrians have fled their homes and country.[1] Another 6.6 million remain internally displaced.[2] Bringing the total number of refugees to nearly 11 million individuals living as refugees, half of those being children.[3] […]

The Dilemma of Anonymous Digital Financial Transactions

By Aenon Johnson for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. The ability of internet users to conduct anonymous transactions and correspondence brings both benefits and dangers. One area worth specific thought is that of financial transactions. Internet commerce relies almost exclusively on financial institutions’ serving as trusted third parties to process electronic payments.[1] This default third party system inherently suffers […]

Becoming Policemen of the World

By Professor Wayne McCormack for GlobalJusticeBlog.com.   “. . . the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “Imagine there’s no countries.” – John Lennon For some months, I have carried in my back pocket a proposal for ending the current round of violent jihad, which is built around […]

A Global Compact Against ISIS/ISIL

By Professor Wayne McCormack for GlobalJusticeBlog.com Three facts seem indisputable from recent reports. ISIL is winning against the U.S. and its purported “allies.” Russia has now formally weighed in to support the Assad regime. The U.S. has both overtly and covertly opposed just about everyone in the region (Assad, the Syrian rebel groups until we […]

“I want to exercise my right to die tomorrow”

By Elizabeth Thomas for GlobalJusticeBlog.com On a daily basis, we see a fair number of mentally ill clients. Since starting my work with the SAHRC, I’ve read complaints that range from illegible markings on a napkin to eloquent quasi-slam poetry about the patriarchy of educational institutions. You never know where that person is coming from, or whether […]

Is There an Alternative to “Peacekeeping” Failures?

By Wayne McCormack for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. A recent article on the Foreign Policy blog[1] describes the knowledge of White House officials about the genocide unfolding in Rwanda in 1994 and their willful decision to pull UN peacekeeping forces out of the country. The article seems startling but all it really does is add details to what […]

The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah

By Liza Bacon and Gabrielle Barker for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. On February 12, 2014, the Center for Global Justice, S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Social Justice Student Initiative were honored to welcome Veteran Fire Captain Fernando Rivero for “The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah.” The event was widely attended by over 200 attendees that […]

The Steep Price of Executive Power Post 9/11: Reclaiming Our Past to Insure Our Future

By Jeffrey S. Brand and Amos N. Guiora for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. It is no surprise that the September 11th attacks – which killed 3000 civilians, reduced the World Trade Center to molten steel, and left a gaping hole in the Pentagon – ushered in an era of relentless pursuit of suspected terrorists, including ramped up surveillance, […]

Sticks and Stones – Words and Consequences

By Wayne McCormack for GlobalJusticeBlog.com.  Thousands of gallons of ink are being spilled about the attack on Charlie Hebdo, almost all condemning the violence, some questioning the extent to which ridicule is appropriate, and some even tending to assert the need for a police state to monitor and detain any person who might be potentially […]