29 Dec 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that an international tribunal should be formed to prosecute persons involved in the Mumbai terrorist attacks in order to avoid the politically unworkable alternatives of retaliatory surgical strikes and the extradition of Pakistani militants to India... Although a [read more]

23 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law and a Lead Defense Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), says that if - as the ICTR recently ruled in the "Military I" trial - alleged "masterminds" Colonel Theoneste Bagosora and fellow top Rwandan military officers [read more]

22 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Micah Berman of New England School of Law says that by bringing attention to the issue of "light" and "low tar" cigarettes, the US Supreme Court's ruling in Altria v. Good may prompt state attorneys general to finally force an end to this long-running public health deception... [read more]

17 Dec 2008

On the eve of a long-anticipated ruling in the Bagosora "Military I" genocide trial, JURIST Special Guest Columnist Roland Amoussouga, Spokesperson and Senior Legal Adviser at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), reviews the Tribunal's challenges and achievements as it moves towards completion of its mandate... Two judgements are [read more]

16 Dec 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Materneau Chrispin, PhD candidate in International Law at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, says that Pakistan's refusal to extradite two of its citizens to India where they are wanted in connection with the November terrorist attacks on hotels in Mumbai may be valid under international law [read more]

15 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Maria Alvanou of the Hellenic Police Officers Academy says that the riots that followed the recent police shooting of a Greek teenager in a troubled district of Athens highlight major problems facing Greek police forces and the need for tougher legislation and implementation of laws against [read more]

15 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Margulies of Roger Williams University School of Law says that the cases of Arar v. Ashcroft, heard en banc by the Second Circuit last Tuesday, and Iqbal v. Ashcroft, argued before the US Supreme Court last Wednesday, reveal major flaws in the policies of the Bush [read more]

12 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist A. Wayne MacKay of Dalhousie Law School in Halifax, Canada, says that while Governor General Michaelle Jean's decision early this month to grant Prime Minister Stephen Harper's request to suspend the Canadian parliament until January to avoid losing a confidence vote to a coalition of opposition parties [read more]

11 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Malcolm D. Evans of the University of Bristol School of Law (UK) says European Court of Human Rights rulings responding to growing calls to prohibit the wearing of clothing which is of religious significance in public places have laid down a number of key principles that should [read more]

4 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Tara Lee, a former Navy JAG now a partner at DLA Piper (US) LLP, says that having a Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq that abdicates the jurisdictional reach of the United States over contractors (not just security contractors) who are US citizens acting on its behalf [read more]

4 Dec 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the recent Mumbai massacre allegedly carried out by a militant organization fighting for liberation of Indian-occupied Kashmir is a sad reminder that the long-simmering dispute is the tinderbox of South Asia... The Mumbai massacre is a heinous [read more]

3 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas NeJaime of UCLA School of Law says that in the wake of California voters' endorsement of Proposition 8, amending the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman, the battle for gay rights may now shift to [read more]

1 Dec 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Laughlin McDonald, Director of the ACLU Voting Rights Project, says that with voting in the United States still significantly polarized along racial lines notwithstanding Barack Obama's presidential win, the Voting Rights Act will remain a necessary tool protecting the right of all Americans to vote under the [read more]

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