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Student Commentary
5 Jun 2009

Ana Nikodijevic, visiting scholar from the School of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, comments on the ongoing development of human rights law in Serbia...Although the ethnic conflicts of the 1990s are a distant memory for much of the world, they had massive consequences for Serbia. After a decade of Milosevic's … [read more]

Student Commentary
8 May 2009

Guest commentator Vicheka Lay,* a legal consultant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, reflects on Cambodia's changing legal market...Cambodian legal practitioners face many new challenges brought on by the nation's increased participation in regional and global trade, as well as the influx of foreign-owned businesses. Cambodian lawyers must be aware of the … [read more]

Student Commentary
6 Mar 2009

Guest commentator Vicheka Lay, a legal consultant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, reflects on the Khmer Rouge trials...In February, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) began the trial of one of the Khmer Rouge's former leaders, Kaing Guek Eav, also known as "Duch". Guek Eav allegedly committed a … [read more]

Student Commentary
25 Feb 2009

Guest commentator Mike McNerney, Washington College of Law American University JD '09, is a former US Air Force officer who recently visited the US base at Guantanamo Bay...European Union (EU) nations have been intensely debating whether to accept convicted and released Guantanamo detainees. Some countries have agreed to do so, … [read more]

Student Commentary
31 Jan 2009

JURIST Staffer Necia Hobbes, Pitt Law '11, volunteered in Chiang Rai before starting graduate school:In the United States, citizenship is granted to those born within US borders or to US citizen parents, and can be obtained through naturalization. The Kingdom of Thailand, however, places more severe restrictions on obtaining citizenship, … [read more]

Student Commentary
30 Jan 2009

Gunesh Bakgalova, Pitt Law LLM '09, compares "right to rest" laws in her native Turkmenistan with American labor regulation:When I came to the United States I was very surprised to hear that employers are not required to give employees paid vacations, or to include paid leave in employment contracts. The … [read more]

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