29 Apr 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that recently disclosed US Department of Justice letters to US Senate Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden (D-OR) on detainee interrogations reflect a misleading and erroneous understanding of the Geneva Conventions in the Bush Administration...Two recently disclosed letters [read more]

24 Apr 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Tara Lee, a former Navy JAG now practising national security law, says that kicking contractors off the American battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan is not the answer to alleged problems and abuses; security contractors aren't mercenaries and they can be held accountable for their actions.... Michael Walzer [read more]

14 Apr 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Laurent Pech, Jean Monnet Lecturer in European Union Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, says that the controversy over ratification of the European Union's Lisbon Treaty is somewhat strange as the Treaty represents no radical alteration of the current "constitutional" relationship between the EU [read more]

11 Apr 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Ophélie Namiech, a Legacy Heritage Fellow working for UN Watch in Geneva, says that to restore the credibility of the UN Human Rights Council governments that care about human rights must commit themselves to do everything in their power to ensure that the current Universal Periodic [read more]

9 Apr 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Hansen of New England School of Law says that the case of US civilian contractor Alaa 'Alex' Mohammad Ali, currently the subject of criminal charges initiated by the US military, is an ostensibly unremarkable proceeding that could nonetheless have a significant impact on US military law [read more]

8 Apr 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says the recently released 2003 John Yoo memo on US military interrogation techniques opened up a path to torture and leaves a great number of persons potentially criminally liable for the acts that occurred pursuant to the [read more]

7 Apr 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney of the Guantanamo project at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says that the recently-released 2003 DOJ memo on military interrogations written by then deputy assistant attorney general John Yoo was no exercise in blue-sky hypothesizing, but rather one of a series [read more]

7 Apr 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist John Cerone of New England School of Law says that while we are accustomed to seeing the US president wrap himself in the US flag to avoid the restraints of international law, his posture in recent cases reveals that he occasionally dons the UN banner as well, [read more]

4 Apr 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Beenish Gaya, sister to one of the accused in the Canadian terrorism trial of members of the "Toronto 18" who supposedly planned to storm the Canadian parliament and take hostages, says that unbalanced and sensational media coverage of the case and Islam, growing Islamophobia and resulting [read more]

2 Apr 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Allen Rostron of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law says that by approaching the District of Columbia v. Heller case in a spirit of conciliation and compromise rather than extremism, the Court can make its ruling on the interpretation of the Second Amendment a victory [read more]

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