30 Jun 2008

JURIST Guest Columnists Steven Solomon of the World Health Organization and David Kaye of the UCLA School of Law say that while the recently concluded Dublin Cluster Bomb Treaty represents a major advance in the law of war, it is not a clear victory or clear defeat for anyone, including [read more]

29 Jun 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham (US Army, ret.), formerly assigned to the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants, says that the US Supreme Court's opinion in Boumediene v. Bush is the consequence of mistaken policy decisions made over the past six years and [read more]

27 Jun 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that in the face of disconcertedly-vague and incomplete recollections by Cheney chief of staff David Addington and former DOJ lawyer John Yoo, other officials who witnessed the development of the Bush administration's torture policies should stand [read more]

23 Jun 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist David Kaye of UCLA School of Law says that instead of the Supreme Court's habeas solution to the detentions problem in Boumediene v. Bush, Congress and President might better have engaged in a good faith legislative process to sketch out an appropriate and legally supportable detention system [read more]

23 Jun 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that so long as the United States is an occupying power or exercises effective control in any part of Iraq it must ensure that it is meeting its obligations to detainees under international law and the laws [read more]

19 Jun 2008

JURIST Guest Columnists Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham and Judge William S. Sessions say that the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court in Boumediene v. Bush not only restores the delicate balance of power between the three branches of government but ensures a meaningful judicial review of detentions that can [read more]

19 Jun 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Tamir Moustafa of Simon Fraser University in Canada says that although the Egyptian government's recent extension of the emergency law may be the last in a string of renewals over the past half-century, this does not have pro-democracy activists dancing in the streets... Late last month, the [read more]

18 Jun 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Laurent Pech, Jean Monnet Lecturer in European Union Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, says that Ireland's recent "No" vote in its referendum on the European Union's Lisbon Treaty means that Ireland could find itself marginalised, although certainly still an EU member, if the [read more]

16 Jun 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that by upholding habeas corpus rights for Guantanamo detainees in Boumediene, the US Supreme Court has fulfilled its constitutional duty to check and balance the other two branches of government, discharging its mandate to interpret the Constitution and [read more]

5 Jun 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the processes and procedures of the United States military commission system being used to try alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) are a betrayal of the high standards for international criminal justice pioneered by American [read more]

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