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Academic Commentary
21 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis, an Associate Professor of Law at University of Toledo College of Law, says that the recent response by the US to the Spanish torture case outlines the Obama Administration's approach to torture... Recently, the US response to the Spanish prosecutor in the Spanish torture … [read more]


Academic Commentary
18 Apr 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Liaquat Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the recent events in the US are a continuation of a Western medieval custom of desecrating the Qur'an... The recent Qur'an burning by Pastor Terry Jones, the author of Islam is of the Devil, is the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
10 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Edwards of the University of the West of England Bristol Law School says that the United Kingdom faces a constitutional crisis over the disenfranchisement of prisoners, which raises further questions about its relationship with Europe and the Human Rights Act.... Constitutional crises often arise from the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Apr 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Michael Mintz of My Media Labs says that while it makes perfect sense that copyright owners have been resorting to Twitter take-down notices in order to curb infringement, where secondary liability has been once removed infringement may no longer be an issue.... Can a tweet violate … [read more]


Academic Commentary
2 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Amos N. Guiora of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah says that new guidelines regarding questioning terrorism suspects undermine fundamental constitutional protections... The Obama Administration just issued new guidelines to allow more extended questioning of terrorism suspects - before giving Miranda warnings. … [read more]


Academic Commentary
22 Mar 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael J. Kelly, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and International Programs at Creighton University School of Law says that, for now, President Obama has the legal authority to commit U.S. military forces to establish the no-fly zone over Libya... On March 19, 2011, … [read more]


Academic Commentary
10 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Moira A. Imong, a research assistant at the Arcadia Center for East African Studies in Tanzania says that when the Trial Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone refused to accept the late filing of the Charles Taylor's closing brief, it violated the right of the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
9 Mar 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor L. Ali Khan, Professor of Law at Washburn University says the Congressional hearings proposed by Representative King violate the dignity of individual Muslim Americans, encourage over-generalizations that promote public panic and fear, and reveal inflated concerns for homeland security... Despite calls to stop the proposed Congressional hearings … [read more]


Academic Commentary
7 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, professor of law at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine, says the UN Security Council acted in an unusual manner against the government of Libya.... On 26 February 2011 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1970 (2011) that takes harsh action against the government … [read more]


Academic Commentary
15 Feb 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Naureen Shah, from the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School says that some Guantanamo detainees cannot go home and the US should design smarter monitoring protocols, let courts and the public test decide whether diplomatic assurances can prevent abuse, and resettle detainees who face too great … [read more]


Academic Commentary
10 Feb 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a recent decision by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court is the first opportunity to understand the Court's position on the interpretation of Article 2 of the Iraq Constitution, which prohibits law from violating the settled … [read more]


Academic Commentary
3 Feb 2011

JURIST Guest Columnists Victor Hansen and Lawrence Friedman of New England School of Law say if Congress wants to reverse the recent trend of being a bystander to critical national security policymaking, it must work with the president to create a structure to guide his decision-making process.... The New York … [read more]


Academic Commentary
1 Feb 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of University of Houston Law Center says that revolutions occur in different manners around the world, including in the US, and suggests that the US and other members of the UN should change their foreign policies to reflect the values and hopes of the majority … [read more]


Academic Commentary
29 Jan 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor L. Ali Khan, Professor of Law at Washburn University says the people's revolutions of Tunisia, Yemen, and Egypt are in response to sham democracies and their peoples' desire to enforce their rights and liberties, but the US's role remains unclear... The peoples' revolution is brewing in Tunisia, … [read more]


Academic Commentary
9 Jan 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Amanda M. Klasing, of Human Rights Watch says that following the first anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, the international community and government of Haiti should allow Haitians to participate more in decision-making and increase accountability mechanisms... "What will happen to us?" Guylaine asks me, with … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 Dec 2010

JURIST Contributing Editor Geoffrey S. Corn, Lt. Col. US Army (Ret.) of South Texas College of Law, says that past actions of a former Army Colonel recently elected to Congress highlight the need for military leaders to look beyond the narrow tactical benefits of harsh measures, to their larger impact … [read more]


Academic Commentary
24 Nov 2010

JURIST Guest Columnists Lawrence Friedman and Victor Hansen of New England Law Boston say that the Ghailani trial demonstrated that, even without evidence obtained from questionable interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects, the government can make and prove its case.... Last week, a federal jury in New York acquitted Ahmed … [read more]


Academic Commentary
15 Nov 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Alina Christova of the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel says the European Stabilization Mechanism, recently agreed upon in the European Union, is a welcome step towards a permanent, crisis-management system, but that additional measures must follow... Last month, Heads of State or Government of the … [read more]


Legal News
23 Aug 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia has granted [opinion, PDF] lawyers for another Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee permission to question Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the self-proclaimed architect of the 9/11 attacks [JURIST report], in a ruling made … [read more]


Legal News
23 Aug 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Honduras [official website, in Spanish] said Saturday that if ousted president Manuel Zelaya [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] returns to the country, he will stand trial for treason and abuse of power. There are also reports that the interim government has confined Venezuelan and Argentinian … [read more]


Legal News
25 May 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb leader and war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive] on Monday filed a motion [text, PDF] renewing his claim that that International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] should drop charges against him because of a deal he made with former US ambassador to the … [read more]


Legal News
25 May 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon [official profile] and other world leaders on Monday condemned [statement text] a North Korea [JURIST news archive] nuclear weapon test held earlier in the day. The test violates a 2006 UN Security Council [official website] ban on nuclear or missile tests [Resolution 1718 text; JURIST report] by the country, and the body announced [UN News Centre report] Monday … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] A former high-value US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] detainee died in a Libyan prison Tuesday. Ali Mohamed Abdelaziz al Fakhiri, also known as Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi [Newsweek backgrounder], apparently committed suicide [Reuters report] in his cell at al Saleem prison. The Bush administration cited al-Libi as the … [read more]


Legal News
12 May 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] The US was elected [press release] to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] for the first time Tuesday. The US received 90 percent of the votes from the UN General Assembly [official website]. In total, 18 countries were elected to the 47-member council responsible … [read more]


Legal News
6 May 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday increased the sentence [judgment, PDF; judgment summary, PDF] of Veselin Sljivancanin [BBC profile; ICTY materials] from five to 17 years. Sljivancanin was convicted of aiding and abetting the killings of over 200 … [read more]

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