30 Jun 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that the correlation between a newly-documented drastic decline in sexual violence in the United States and a major increase in social access to pornography - most recently over the Internet - casts doubt on widely-accepted government findings on [read more]

30 Jun 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist David Scheffer, former US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), now at Northwestern University School of Law, says that in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld the justices of the US Supreme Court have demonstrated how fundamental tenets of international law amplify American values and are deeply embedded [read more]

29 Jun 2006

As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day on July 4, JURIST Guest Columnists David Crane and Fred Bryant, former senior legal officials in the US Defense Department, say that the United States cannot win either the war in Iraq or the fight against international terrorism without holding fast to the [read more]

26 Jun 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Brian Concannon Jr., Director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, says that although the return to Haiti of ousted former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is legally and constitutionally permissible, a double standard in the international community still blocks his way home... Say "the return" [read more]

22 Jun 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, says that progressive politicians in abolitionist and non-abolitionist countries alike - in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere - need to inform, educate and campaign for the abolition of capital punishment in their own countries and worldwide... [read more]

19 Jun 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz, Associate Counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, says that the recent suicides of three prisoners at Guantanamo Bay graphically represent and reinforce America's loss of moral legitimacy in its so-called "war on terror" ... The only [read more]

15 Jun 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that the new US Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation now being drafted should drop sections that would perpetuate unlawful treatment and illegally differentiate between standards of treatment applicable to prisoners of war and non-prisoners of war...Various [read more]

13 Jun 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist and British human and medical rights activist Dr. David Nicholl, a neurologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, says that the recent hunger strike and now suicides by prisoners held by the US at Guantanamo Bay highlight the need to accord the detainees not just due legal [read more]

10 Jun 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Kent Roach of the University Toronto Faculty of Law says that proceedings against the 17 Canadian men and youths recently charged with terrorism-related offenses in Ontario will put Canada's new Anti-Terrorism Act to its first real test... The arrest of twelve adults and five youths on terrorism [read more]

8 Jun 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University and a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says that despite recent pressure by reformist judges for political reform in Egypt, judges are unlikely agents of fundamental change and their [read more]

6 Jun 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Wendy J. Keefer, former senior counsel and chief of staff in the US Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy and now with Bancroft Associates in Washington DC, says that claims of a constitutional crisis arising out the recent FBI search of the Capitol Hill office [read more]

2 Jun 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Geoffrey S. Corn, Lt. Col. US Army (Ret.) and former Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General for Law of War Matters, now a professor at South Texas College of Law, says that the killings of Iraqi civilians at Haditha, like the My Lai massacre during the [read more]

1 Jun 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Peter Shane of Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, says that the Bush Administration's apparent lack of respect for norms of constitutional governance is more troubling than any breaches of technical law in either the NSA domestic surveillance program or the more recent FBI search of [read more]

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