25 Feb 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Eaker of the American University of Paris says that EU law on the free movement of capital may significantly complicate the efforts of the French government to keep Societe Generale in French hands in the wake of the recent "rogue trader" episode that cost it billions [read more]

24 Feb 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Hansen of New England School of Law says that new legislation increasing the required rank of Judge Advocates General in the US military to three-star general or admiral will help assure the independence of the legal advice provided by uniformed JAG lawyers and put a more [read more]

22 Feb 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist John Cerone of New England School of Law, formerly a Human Rights Legal Advisor with the UN Mission in Kosovo, says that given the legal and moral complexity of the Kosovo situation, recent suggestions that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia is unlawful but may nonetheless [read more]

21 Feb 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that Pakistan's newly-elected Parliament is authorized to pass an Emergency Bill to arrest Pervez Musharraf, charge him with treason, and prosecute him under Article 6(1) of the Constitution in his capacity as a usurper, not a lawful president [read more]

19 Feb 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law, lead defense counsel for former Major Aloys Ntabakuze in the Military 1 Trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and president of the UN-ICTR Defense Lawyers Association, says that recently issued French and Spanish international war crimes [read more]

18 Feb 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that opinions of the US Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel that are manifestly inconsistent with or violative of the laws of war provide no legal cover for any member of the executive branch seeking impunity [read more]

18 Feb 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Timothy Waters of Indiana University School of Law Bloomington says that Kosovo's declaration of independence represents a problematic precedent in international law that may ironically bring us back to self-determination as the core historical and moral justification for secession from Serbia... Even though Kosovo's leaders have now [read more]

17 Feb 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that for historical and humanitarian reasons Kosovo's bid for self-determination will prevail over Russian legal objections despite the fact that the province's unilateral secession from Serbia has been sanctioned neither by Serbia nor the UN Security Council... With [read more]

15 Feb 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that the rules of evidence governing the recently announced military commission trials of six alleged al Qaeda members, combined with the Bush administration's efforts to sanitize the legal mess made by the use of illegal interrogation methods, ensure [read more]

13 Feb 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that despite appearances, the Iraqi parliament's adoption of a budget and other key laws on provincial administration and amnesty emphasizes rather than diminishes the regional and sectarian divisions in the country... The Iraq Parliament has [read more]

12 Feb 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone and a signatory of the recent Paris Declaration on child soldiers, says that not only is it morally and legally wrong to train children to become terrorists, but [read more]

7 Feb 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that CIA chief Michael Hayden's recent admission to Congress that three "high value" terror detainees were waterboarded by US interrogators begs the question of whether American citizens will acquiesce in this state lawlessness because the torture [read more]

6 Feb 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that in pursuit of their goals of judicial restoration and political change Pakistan's lawyers may at this stage be well-advised to reconsider the wisdom of boycotting both the courts and forthcoming elections... "In three words I [read more]

1 Feb 2008

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, says that the pattern of executive branch decision making in the aftermath of the terror attacks [read more]

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