27 Mar 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that creating an independent multi-ethnic state in Kosovo would almost certainly be a human rights disaster for the 200,000 Serbs living there... The United States is on the verge of pushing a resolution through the UN Security Council [read more]

22 Mar 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Laurent Pech, Jean Monnet Lecturer in European Union Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, says that despite the still-uncertain future of the European Constitution, the 50th anniversary of the treaty founding the European Union is an occasion to celebrate the most successful interstate venture [read more]

20 Mar 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Faisal Kutty, a Toronto lawyer and vice-chair and counsel to the Canadian Council on American Islamic Relations, says that Canada does not need a US-style "no-fly list" with all its limitations and potential abuses, but rather better investigative and intelligence efforts to counter real threats to [read more]

16 Mar 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says the sweeping Guantanamo "confessions" of al Qaeda leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed rival the scope of those made in the Stalinist purge trials of the 1930s, and should equally prompt us to question the legal process in which they [read more]

13 Mar 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Moeen Cheema, professor of Law & Policy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan, says that the suspension of Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry by President Pervez Musharraf shows that the country's military leadership has finally overreached itself by assailing the country's last [read more]

12 Mar 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Aziz Huq, Director of the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, says that the El-Masri v. Tenet ruling represents a dangerous trend in "state secrets" cases towards immunity from litigation at the discretion of the executive... The [read more]

12 Mar 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone and a former senior inspector general in the US Department of Defense, says that in the wake of revealed misuse of authority by the FBI under the Patriot [read more]

5 Mar 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the dismissal of Khalid el-Masri's rendition appeal on state secrets grounds leaves him without right or remedy, just like the iconic Joseph K. in Franz Kafka's The Trial, a legal and personal powerlessness which might [read more]

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