31 Dec 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Alison Nathan of Fordham University School of Law says that one of the best and most enduring legacies of the late President Gerald Ford has been John Paul Stevens, his one Supreme Court justice whom he nominated in 1975... As the United States mourns the loss of [read more]

29 Dec 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, an American member of Saddam Hussein's legal defense team, says that the execution of Saddam Hussein after an unfair trial leaves the United States with blood on its hands and makes war criminals of its leaders, creating an ugly and dangerous example for the [read more]

29 Dec 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that the trial of Saddam Hussein for genocide of the Kurds should continue posthumously, notwithstanding his execution for crimes against humanity in Dujail... The execution of Saddam Hussein by hanging today in Baghdad could bring to a close [read more]

23 Dec 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Hansen of New England School of Law says the disparate charges brought against US Marine Corps officers and enlisted men in connection with the killings of Iraqi civilians at Haditha manifest a double standard of criminal liability that should not and need not exist... The US [read more]

19 Dec 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Donna Arzt, Director of the Center for Global Law and Practice at Syracuse University College of Law, says that the recent adoption by Geneva Convention states of a Red Crystal symbol to supplement the traditional Red Cross and Red Crescent is a landmark symbolic step reflecting the [read more]

13 Dec 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that new instructions to federal prosecutors not to demand privileged documents as a means of inducing corporate co-operation with investigations may help preserve useful corporate structures while recognizing that threats of wholesale corporate prosecutions may not prevent [read more]

12 Dec 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Kathleen Duignan, Executive Director of the National Institute of Military Justice, says that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 again puts US JAG officers in the awkward position of litigating the shortfalls of a military legal process that none of us would like to see our [read more]

11 Dec 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Chandra Lekha Sriram, Chair of Human Rights at the University of East London School of Law (UK), says that while the legal pursuit of late Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet in recent years represented a step forward for human rights law, his death without facing trial reflects [read more]

10 Dec 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Monika Kalra Varma of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights says that on International Human Rights Day we need to expand our understanding of rights to include working through - as opposed to around or against - government because in places like Haiti, [read more]

6 Dec 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist George Williams of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law in Sydney, Australia, says that although Australians have historically shied away from establishing a national Bill of Rights to protect individual liberties, the recent proliferation of tough Australian anti-terrorism laws strengthens the case for such [read more]

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