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Professional Commentary
17 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist George Kegoro of the International Commission of Jurists argues that the results of the 2013 presidential election in Kenya are unavoidably marred by technological failures and the shortcomings of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions...Now that Kenya has completed the general elections for 2013, which ended with … [read more]


Academic Commentary
27 Nov 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses his new book, which looks at the tendency of law enforcement to resist advances in scientific knowledge that undermine more "traditional" methods of police investigation...In the US today, consumers of news and popular culture cannot avoid … [read more]


Professional Commentary
16 Oct 2012

JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates examines the recent "rearrest" of former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and argues that Arroyo's bail arrangement is not necessarily a strong indication of the strength of evidence against her...Last July, and after eight months under hospital arrest, the Regional Trial Court of … [read more]


Academic Commentary
1 Oct 2012

JURIST Columnist Charles C. Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law examines allegations made by Alternate Judge El Hadji Malick Sow at the end of Charles Taylor's trial and argues for the establishment of an independent, fact-finding commission to promote transparency and public confidence in the Special Court … [read more]


Professional Commentary
5 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Joseph Marren, President and Chief Executive Officer of KStone Partners LLC, and Elizabeth Marren, a student at Fordham University School of Law, say that the Supreme Court's refusal to address the meaning of the Statement and Account Clause in its recent healthcare decision could lead to dire … [read more]


Professional Commentary
4 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Katherine Todrys of the Health and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch recounts her experiences researching disease transmission and living standards in African prisons. She calls for sweeping criminal justice reforms to address the systemic problems of overcrowding, human rights abuses and wrongful imprisonment...In 2008, recently … [read more]


Professional Commentary
11 Aug 2012

JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates and JURIST Guest Columnist Ira Paulo Pozon of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines examine Philippine adherence to the One-China policy and its effect upon diplomatic relations with Taiwan through the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office and the Manila … [read more]


Professional Commentary
6 Aug 2012

JURIST Columnist Shafiq Jamoos, co-owner of the Jamoos Law Office, reviews the costs and benefits of international arbitration compared to traditional litigation...Are pears better than apples? It is a simple question. Yet, it does not have a simple response as there are no definite answers in evaluating the relative quality … [read more]


Professional Commentary
13 Jul 2012

JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates and JURIST Guest Columnist Ira Paulo Pozon of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines examine the constitutionality of the current composition of the Judicial and Bar Council...In the aftermath of the impeachment and subsequent conviction of Philippine Chief Justice … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Kambiz Behi of Mostafavi & Associates and JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates examine how recent proposed amendments to the Russian Civil Code could reveal a legislative attempt to move Russia towards more Westernized commercial principles ...In 2008, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev issued Decree No. … [read more]


Academic Commentary
5 Jun 2012

JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a recent survey conducted by the National Democratic Institute reveals changing attitudes regarding federal authority and regional independence in Iraq...The National Democratic Institute (NDI) recently released a survey [PDF] of Iraqi attitudes toward a variety … [read more]


Professional Commentary
2 Jun 2012

JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates and JURIST Guest Columnist Ira Paulo Pozon of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines examine recent high-profile cases in which temporary restraining orders issued by competent courts have been disregarded... In November 2011, the Supreme Court of the Republic … [read more]


Academic Commentary
24 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Alabama School of Law says that the International Atomic Energy Agency and the West are over-estimating the positive results of their sanctions program against Iran and its nuclear program ...There is a good bit of "crowing" going on at the moment … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 May 2012

JURIST Columnist Charles C. Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law examines the role of Alternate Judge El Hadji Malick Sow in Charles Taylor's trial and recent conviction and discusses the implications of Sow's decision to publicly disagree with the unanimous verdict issued by the Special Court for … [read more]


Professional Commentary
9 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Samar Warsi, a Senior Volunteer Attorney for the Muslim Civil Liberties Union, says that the recent revelations regarding NYPD surveillance of Muslims and Muslim-affiliated groups has serious implications for civil liberties in the US...When law enforcement starts to make assumptions about an individual's propensity for terrorism based … [read more]


Professional Commentary
7 May 2012

JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates says that if the Philippines unilaterally takes China to an international court over the Scarborough Shoal or Spratly Islands dispute, the US is unlikely to enforce a judgment in the Philippines' favor despite the two countries' longstanding ties...Conflict between Chinese and Philippine … [read more]

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