30 Jan 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Chandra Lekha Sriram, Chair of Human Rights at the University of East London School of Law (UK), says that China's economic interests in the Sudan - especially as the consumer of over 60 percent of Sudan's existing oil production and the holder of large concessions for further [read more]

30 Jan 2007

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 a US troop surge in Iraq could provoke the very atrocities its supporters claim it would prevent, and that a better strategy for saving the lives [read more]

24 Jan 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, says that since he began work in late 2003 his office has already faced and met several key challenges in bringing to justice persons suspected of committing war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity [read more]

23 Jan 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Wendy J. Keefer, former senior counsel and chief of staff in the US Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy now teaching national security law at Charleston School of Law and practising with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, says that lawmakers, critics and the public at large should [read more]

18 Jan 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Peter Shane of Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, says that while the timing of the White House climbdown on court supervision of its warrantless surveillance activities may be explained by Democratic dominance of the new Congress, questions remain as to why the administration previously believed [read more]

13 Jan 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that lawyers who provide free legal representation for poor and/or unpopular clients - including detainees at Guantanamo Bay - should be thanked for their efforts, not shunned or sanctioned at the behest of government officials... Charles Stimson, [read more]

11 Jan 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Carl Tobias of the University of Richmond School of Law says the January opening of the 110th Congress offers an opportunity for a fresh and perhaps more bipartisan start to a stalled federal judicial confirmation process... When the 110th Congress convened, Congress was searching for ways to [read more]

11 Jan 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist William Teesdale, an attorney in the Federal Public Defenders Office in Portland, Oregon representing Guantanamo detainee Adel Hamad, a Sudanese national transferred to Guantanamo in early 2003 from Pakistan, says that on the fifth anniversary of the US terror detention camp we should remember that the [read more]

10 Jan 2007

JURIST Guest Columnists Lawrence Friedman and Victor Hansen of New England School of Law say that whatever policy intentions the US executive branch may have with regard to a nuclear Iran, its foreign affairs and national security discretion is and must be constitutionally limited by Congress's power of the purse... [read more]

5 Jan 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Chibli Mallat, visiting professor at Princeton University and a Middle East human rights lawyer who in 2003 turned down an invitation to join what became the Iraqi High Tribunal which eventually tried Saddam Hussein and sentenced him to death, says that sound legal process in the Saddam [read more]

4 Jan 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Lawrence Douglas, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, says that the cell phone video of the Saddam Hussein execution has revealed it to be an exercise in revenge, not justice... Given that virtually everything associated with America's woebegone invasion of Iraq has turned [read more]

3 Jan 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that recent revelations about stock option backdating at Apple Computer suggest that it may be time for corporate board members even in the most highly-respected companies to make some needed New Year's resolutions to protect their enterprises, [read more]

3 Jan 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, says that the execution of Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity brought to a close a watershed year for international justice characterized by only tempered success... A trapdoor [read more]

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