28 Feb 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz, Counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, says that recent court rulings in the US (Boumediene) and Canada (Charkaoui) on the interpretation of laws governing the detention of terror suspects exemplify contrasting approaches to the balancing of [read more]

27 Feb 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, president of the National Lawyers Guild, says that the recent ruling by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals on habeas-stripping under the Military Commissions Act was erroneous and is likely to be overturned by the US Supreme Court...Last week, [read more]

26 Feb 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern, Assistant Professor of Law at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY, discusses the evolution of rule of law challenges in Iraq post-2003 and proposes new criteria for achieving and assessing Iraq's status as a "rechtsstaat", i.e. a law-based state... Since 19 March 2003, when [read more]

23 Feb 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Kent Roach of the University Toronto Faculty of Law says the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling that security certificates for the indefinite detention of foreign terror suspects are unconstitutional may help propel new Canadian anti-terror legislation, although the travails of that for Canada's minority Conservative government may [read more]

21 Feb 2007

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, and JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Hansen, also a former lieutenant colonel in the United States Army [read more]

19 Feb 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Robert Amsterdam, international defense counsel for Russian billionaire and former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, imprisoned in Siberia for tax fraud after a controversial trial and now facing new money laundering charges, says that if the rule of law to take root in Russia, the international legal [read more]

13 Feb 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Mary Ellen O'Connell of Notre Dame Law School says that the United States today has no legal basis to use significant armed force against Iran, and that another unlawful war in the wake of the Iraq debacle would be very damaging to American interests and image abroad... [read more]

10 Feb 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that Vladimir Putin's insistence on the illegality of using force abroad without UN authorization may be technically correct, but it irresponsibly undercuts new interpretations of international law allowing humanitarian intervention even in the face of Security Council deadlock... [read more]

7 Feb 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Kenneth Port of William Mitchell College of Law says that the looming amendment of Japan's so-called "pacifist" constitution to overtly allow greater Japanese military involvement in world affairs may prove to be one of the more tragic consequences of the so-called war on terror... Although few in [read more]

2 Feb 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Faisal Kutty, vice-chair and counsel to the Canadian Council on American Islamic Relations and a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School York University in Toronto where he also practices law, says that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's apology to Maher Arar provides a unique opportunity [read more]

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