25 Nov 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Mary Ellen O'Connell of Notre Dame Law School and panel colleagues at a recent Washburn University School of Law symposium on "The Rule of Law and the Global War on Terrorism" offer their consensus on the appropriate way forward on critical issues in international law and policy [read more]

24 Nov 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that as US federal courts begin to demonstrate their capacity and willingness to render justice to Guantanamo detainees whose legal process has been too long delayed, the Obama administration should steer clear of setting up special national security [read more]

19 Nov 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that creation of a special US domestic court to try terrorism suspects need not be an exercise in "rights denial" but can in fact be a practical, rights-based solution to a problem requiring an immediate legal [read more]

18 Nov 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the American concession in the supposedly final version of the Status of Forces Agreement governing US troops in Iraq that would put US soldiers under Iraqi criminal process in limited instances has been made [read more]

17 Nov 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Carl Tobias of the University of Richmond School of Law says that in the face of the American electorate's desire for "change" and the need to build some measure of bipartisan consensus after a divisive campaign season, the new "lame duck" session of Congress might profitably focus [read more]

14 Nov 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law, says that the recent conviction of "Chuckie" Taylor suggests that President-elect Obama has a chance to demonstrate, by example, what the Rule of Law and "equality before the law," means to the new administration…and to him... During the run-up [read more]

13 Nov 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Leila Nadya Sadat of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, says that come January, a new US administration led by President Barack Obama should take seven specific steps to restore human rights at home and America's respect in the world ... America's human rights [read more]

12 Nov 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, says that US officials need to move forward to establish the rules and regulations necessary under the new Child Soldiers Accountability Act and set an example for other [read more]

11 Nov 2008

On the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, JURIST Contributing Editor Mary Ellen O'Connell of Notre Dame Law School says that US President-elect Obama should act quickly to bring the United States back into compliance with international law, especially by ending America's unlawful use of force... The [read more]

10 Nov 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Virginia Keyder, currently teaching European Union law at Bogazici University and Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, says that while the European Commission, aided most recently by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, has taken steps to encourage and even mandate increased state data retention [read more]

10 Nov 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that not only should the incoming Obama administration close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, it should close down the stigmatized military base as a whole, coverting it into a joint US-Cuban scientific station to monitor and [read more]

5 Nov 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the election of Barack Obama as US president heralds a Second American Revolution that not only marks a rejection of the country's racist past but also has the potential to restore American dedication to justice, liberty and [read more]

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