30 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says official US calls for "clarifying" the Geneva Conventions are part of a ploy to limit their application and enable prisoners to be treated outside the law without inviting culpability for war crimes and torture... State Department [read more]

28 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the Sunni-Shi'i divide in the Iraqi parliament is only one split complicating the passage of controversial legislation in the troubled state... Conventional wisdom seems to suggest that the ability of Iraq's legislative body, the [read more]

27 Nov 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that Pakistan's political parties should boycott the parliamentary elections scheduled for January and support Pakistani lawyers' more fundamental efforts to restore the suspended constitution and reinstate the superior court judges ousted by General Pervez Musharraf under emergency rule... [read more]

21 Nov 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Faisal Naseem Chaudhry, an advocate of the Lahore High Court in Lahore, Pakistan, says that Pakistan is enduring a series of misfortunes under General Pervez Musharraf's emergency rule which will be remembered by its people... Mr. Justice M. R. Kiyani, Chief Justice of the West Pakistan [read more]

18 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja (Lahore High Court, ret.) and his colleagues at the Lahore University of Management Sciences Department of Law and Policy in Lahore, Pakistan, call on legal colleagues worldwide to raise their voices against the imposition of martial law in Pakistan... By imposing an unconstitutional [read more]

13 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Sadaf Aziz of the Lahore University of Management Sciences Faculty of Law in Lahore, Pakistan, says that the government's use of plainclothes thugs to brutally suppress dissent and protest in the present "emergency" makes it clear that Pakistan's citizens have been divested of basic rights to the [read more]

12 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Byron L. Warnken of the University of Baltimore School of Law says that the US State Department's reported grant of "immunity" to Blackwater security guards making sworn statements concerning the killings of 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in September means much less than many might suppose... Are [read more]

12 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that in pressing Pakistan's Supreme Court in the direction of greater activism, Pakistan's lawyers embraced a problematic strategy that unintentionally helped to provoke General Pervez Musharraf's recent declaration of emergency rule with all its dire consequences... [read more]

9 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Moeen Cheema, professor of Law & Policy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan, says that the play of General Pervez Musharraf's newly-appointed Supreme Court overturning the rulings of the constitutional Supreme Court led by ousted Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry is almost too farcical [read more]

8 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Sadaf Aziz of the Lahore University of Management Sciences Faculty of Law, in Lahore, Pakistan, says that President Pervez Musharraf's continued leadership of Pakistan in an ostensibly civilian capacity while still Army Chief reflects an unresolved but fundamental tension between democracy and dictatorship... The emergency measures provision [read more]

7 Nov 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that lawyers around the world should show solidarity with the lawyers of Pakistan in their remarkable resistance to arbitrary power and lawlessness in the wake of General Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule... It is time for lawyers [read more]

6 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University says despite US attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey's success in winning approval in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the full Senate should take all the time it needs to consider his nomination even though the next attorney general [read more]

6 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Moeen Cheema, professor of Law & Policy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan, says that the nature of the charges laid against hundreds of Lahore lawyers arrested after their recent mass protest against the imposition of emergency rule shows that General Pervez Musharraf [read more]

4 Nov 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says General Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency in Pakistan has created a situation of lawlessness in the country that may actually prompt another military coup... On November 3, Pakistan took its turn at playing the Dark Future — a [read more]

4 Nov 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says General Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency in Pakistan has created a situation of lawlessness in the country that may actually prompt another military coup... On November 3, Pakistan took its turn at playing the Dark Future — a [read more]

4 Nov 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Faisal Naseem Chaudhry, an advocate of the Lahore High Court in Lahore, Pakistan, says that the greatest danger to law and the constitution in Pakistan in the wake of General Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule is not the much-maligned judiciary, but the military dictator himself [read more]

3 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Moeen Cheema, professor of Law & Policy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan, says that President Pervez Musharaff's declaration of emergency rule is in effect martial law, imposed to crack down on a dissenting judiciary that was about to rule against Musharraf in [read more]

3 Nov 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Syed Umair Javed of the Department of Law & Policy, Lahore University of Management Sciences, in Lahore, Pakistan, says that General Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule is an illegal, ultra-constitutional and desperate attempt to hold on to power by unconstitutionally clipping the power of Pakistan's [read more]

2 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that Judge Michael Mukasey's written response to Senate Judiciary Committee follow-up inquiries concerning his views on the legality of waterboarding and torture demonstrate views of America's obligations under international law so limited and problematic that he [read more]

2 Nov 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Marc Falkoff of Northern Illinois University College of Law says the recent resignation of Guantanamo chief military prosecutor Col. Morris Davis and his remarkable public conversion from champion of the military commissions to one of their most devastating critics may finally signal to the American public that [read more]

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