Volume 6, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2001-02)

The UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs (JILFA) is proud to bring you this issue with topics ranging from the impact of immigration on Japan to an examination of amendments to the Russian Production- Sharing Agreement Law. Available online at HeinOnline, Westlaw, or LexisNexis.

Newcomer Migrants: Implications for Japan’s Administration of Social Services and Nationality, by Sumi Shin. 6 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 313.

Sumi Shin’s article, Newcomer Migrants: Implications for Japan’s Ad- ministration of Social Services and Nationality, takes an in-depth look at the history of immigration to Japan and the impact that immigration since the mid-1980s has had on Japan’s healthcare, nationality and education systems.

Recent Developments in the Russian Production- Sharing Agreement Law: Making the Law Work, by Vitaly Timokhov. 6 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 365.

In Recent Developments in the Russian Production-Sharing Agreement Law: Making the Law Work, Vitaly Timokhov explores the historical and political background of the Russian Production-Sharing Agreement Law and its 1999 amendments. Particularly, he examines why the law has failed to meet high expectations for increasing foreign direct investment and looks at how the amendments may alleviate some of the law’s problems by providing the investor with greater options.

Getting to Peace by Reconciling Notions of Justice: The Importance of Considering Discrepancies Between Civil and Common Legal Systems in the Formation of the International Criminal Court, by Robert Christensen. 6 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 391.

In Getting to Peace by Reconciling Notions of Justice: the Importance of Considering Discrepancies Between Civil and Common Legal Systems in the Formation of the International Criminal Court, Robert Christensen argues that development of the International Criminal Court must proceed with caution at this point to avoid an uneasy imbalance between civil and common law traditions.

Giving Meaning to New Trade-Linked “Soft Law” Agreements on Social Values: A Law-in-Action Analysis of NAFTA’s Environmental Side Agreement, by Jonathan Graubart. 6 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 425.

Jonathan Graubart’s article, Giving Meaning to New Trade-Linked “Soft Law” Agreements on Social Values: A Law-in-Action Analysis of NAFTA’s Environmental Side Agreement, discusses the value of soft law agreements in providing a com- promise position for labor and environmental advocates seeking to incorporate these themes into trade agreements, and governments, who do not want to be bound by strict standards. This article focuses on the NAFTA citizen submission process and its impact on environmental activists’ campaigns.

COMMENT: A Conflict of Rights: Intellectual Property Under TRIPS, the Right to Health, and AIDS Drugs, by Patrick L. Wojahn. 6 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 463.

Georgetown University Law School student, Patrick L. Wojahn, discusses in A Conflict of Rights: Intellectual Property Under TRIPS, the Right to Health, and AIDS Drugs, the conflict between providing affordable AIDS drugs and the limitations based on trade related intellectual property agreements (TRIPS). The comment argues for an interpretation of TRIPS that is congruent with the right to health and allows developing countries to provide medical resources for their populations.

COMMENT: Warsaw Convention Claims Arising from Airline- Passenger Violence, by Blair Berkley. 6 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 499.

UCLA Law School student and California State University Los Angeles Professor Blair J. Berkley addresses the Warsaw Convention Claims Arising from Airline-Passenger Violence. Professor Berkley argues that passenger- on-passenger assaults allow victims to recover compensatory damages from the carrier because such assaults are “accidents” under the Warsaw Convention.

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