Los Olvidados: on the making of invisible people
Latino invisibility poses a threat to the preservation of ethnic identity while reinforcing perceptions of foreignness. Latinos were absent in the coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and are absent as a distinct group from the shelves of most bookstores. The English-only response to Latino culture and language and historical revision of US bilingualism serves to deny Latino presence in US history. The judicial treatment of national origin discrimination serves to deport Hispanic-Americans by emphasizing their foreignness and undermining protections intended for all citizens.
Publication Name: New York University Law Review
Hong Kong 1997: can the People's Republic of China be compelled to abide by the Joint Declaration?
China will probably not adhere to the Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong, which provides political autonomy for Hong Kong after the transfer of power in 1997. In addition, the declaration could not be enforced through international legal mechanisms. The U.S. could have an influence if it made China's Most Favored Nation status depend on its treatment of Hong Kong in accordance with the Joint Declaration. The negative economic impact of China's policy toward Hong Kong could also eventually bring about a change.
Publication Name: George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics
Lay participation in decision making: a Croation perspective on mixed tribunals
Lay judges are not prominent contributors to legal decisions in mixed tribunals where they sit together with professional judges, nor are they considered very competent. The professional judges' domination is based on their legal knowledge and experience making rulings and is further strengthened by the law. These findings are consistent with status characteristics theory. The lay judges' passivity is strengthened by the professionals' domination.
Publication Name: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
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