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[ 18 Jun 2013 | Comments Off ]
Protest for Burma in Kitchener, Ontario 2007. Wendy Lauren.

Olena Hrabovska*
PDF Available for Official Citation.
Human rights are commonly conceived and expressed as human freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”) says that every “member of the human family” has a kind of freedom and envisions “the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear.”[1] Freedom, equality, and respect for human dignity are recognized as underlying principles of human rights.
The concept of “human rights” is multifaceted. Many scholars have attempted to provide a definition by describing two …

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[ 15 Apr 2012 | ]

All our Eggs in One Cloud:
The International Risk to Private Data and National Security, A Study of United States’ data protection law using the International Communications Union Legislative Toolkit
PDF Available here for official citation 
Robert Davis*
Two technological trends have been heading for an international collision in the 21st century. High speed internet has transformed cloud computing from the realm of science fiction to the commonplace in the lives of
consumers. The rising prominence of cloud computing has offered corporate actors the benefit of a cheaper and less cumbersome alternative to maintaining and upgrading their own servers.[1]
As individuals and …

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[ 1 Apr 2012 | ]

In Times of Need: Natural Disaster Aid Pledges and Models for Responsive Giving
Katherine Pasker*
PDF Available for Official Citation 
Increasing attention is being paid to enhance the effectiveness, transparency, and adequacy of international relief aid after a natural disaster strikes. Most relief aid is provided by governments[1] and is dispatched in numerous ways. Bilateral disbursements through multilateral organizations like the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), or nongovernmental organizations (NGO) like the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) are primary avenues for dispatching relief aid.[2] This relief, usually offered …