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Academic Commentary
29 Nov 2012

JURIST Contributing Editor Chibli Mallat of the Yale Law School says that a recent decree issued by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is unconstitutional and must be struck down by the judiciary in order to preserve the country's democratic revolution...I (Hammurabi, Pharaoh, president, speaker, street cleaner, seventh-year student at your local … [read more]


Academic Commentary
11 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Jane Mansbridge of the Harvard Kennedy School and Chibli Mallat of the S.J. Quinney College of Law say that the international community ought to develop a system to trigger intervention when governments violently suppress nonviolent revolutionary efforts, so that revolutionaries are not encouraged to utilize violent means...The … [read more]


Academic Commentary
4 Jun 2012

JURIST Contributing Editor Chibli Mallat of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah says that the revolutionary organizations in Egypt should commit to a common political platform in order to undermine the current counterrevolutionary tendencies of the Egyptian government...Hosni Mubarak's trial has just petered out into … [read more]


Academic Commentary
7 Feb 2012

JURIST Contributing Editor Chibli Mallat of the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law says that countries seeking to promote peace and democracy can invoke Article 9 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations by declaring Syrian consular staff personae non gratae...The failure of the UN Security Council … [read more]


Legal News
10 Aug 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Twenty-seven rights groups called Tuesday for the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] to convene a special session on Syria [press release]. The organizations asked the council to end its silence on Syria, especially in light of the ongoing recent killings [Huffington Post report] since the start of … [read more]


Legal News
10 Aug 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] An unknown Western country is funding [LAT report] an investigation into Syria's recent human rights abuses, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. A diplomat acknowledged that an anonymous Western nation is working to collect enough testimony to potentially try President Bashar al-Assad [Al Jazeera profile] for war crimes in … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] A group of UN human rights experts on Friday condemn the Syrian government [press release] and called for a cessation of the continued use of lethal violence to suppress peaceful protests. A UN expert stated, "[w]e continue to receive reports on systematic use of excessive force resulting in killings … [read more]


Academic Commentary
4 Aug 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Chibli Mallat of Harvard Law School says that recent reports of the operation resulting in the death of Osama Bin Laden have revealed that his killing violated longstanding doctrines of international law prohibiting killing outside the context of hostilities...I never had the slightest sympathy for Osama Bin … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official websites] on Wednesday published [press release] a preliminary report [text, PDF] describing human rights violations in Syria and calling for an investigation into government-authorized abuses related to pro-democracy protests that began earlier this year. The UN Human … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The UN on Monday expressed concern [press release] over violence in Syria and urged the Syrian government to stop using force against protesters. Nearly 1,200 people have been killed and 10,000 displaced since protests erupted in February. UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos [official profile] urged [statement] … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Steve Krupa SJ, professor of religious studies at Cleveland's John Carroll University, spoke March 13 on "Just War and Nonviolence: Christian and Catholic Perspectives". Audio of his lecture is online from John Carroll in two parts, the first setting out the basics of just war doctrine , and the … [read more]

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