30 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew J. Puglia Levy, an attorney in Washington D.C. who served in the US Department of Homeland Security from 2006-2009, most recently as deputy general counsel, says the risks of bringing some Guantanamo detainees to the United States are significant because the Obama Administration's legal options for [read more]

26 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnists Olga Martin-Ortega of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London (UK), and Jordi Palou-Loverdos, a lawyer who has represented Rwandan, Congolese and Spanish victims of crimes against humanity before the Spanish courts, say that preserving Spain's broad universal jurisdiction law from growing political [read more]

25 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnists Renée Landers of Suffolk University School of Law and Lawrence Friedman of New England School of Law say that unless US Presidents embrace a broader view of "diversity" in future Supreme Court nominations, they may deprive the public of justices who may see the world and the [read more]

22 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Hansen of New England School of Law says that Department of Defense approval of military defense counsel's participation in Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani's federal court terrorism case would underline the Department's core commitment to the rule of law, and would show that military lawyers are capable of [read more]

17 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Macchiarola, an adjunct professor at CUNY Law School and Seton Hall University School of Law, says that the Securities and Exchange Commission's recent complaint against Countrywide Financial offers several lessons for those who would repair our ailing financial services industry... The recent SEC complaint alleging that [read more]

15 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that the closest precedent to the Israeli position on the Gaza war is justification, an international law doctrine that has been a dead letter since the end of World War II and the adoption of the Fourth Geneva [read more]

15 Jun 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that a reconstituted military commission at Guantanamo Bay set up to only prosecute aliens would necessarily violate bilateral treaties, create a "denial of justice" for aliens under customary international law, and violate principles of human rights law [read more]

11 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Don Rothwell of Australian National University College of Law says that until the United States is prepared to acknowledge that it has a continuing responsibility for some of the Guantanamo detainees once they have been released and shows a willingness to resettle at least some in the [read more]

8 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Zeray Yihdego of Oxford Brookes University School of Social Sciences and Law says that the UN and the world's powers must act to help stabilize Somalia, too long plagued by clan infighting, lawlessness, regional conflict involving Ethiopia and Eritrea, and now maritime piracy... The Transitional Federal Government [read more]

4 Jun 2009

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Asa Hutchinson, former US Congressman (R-AR), DEA director, DHS under secretary for Border and Transportation Security and currently a member of the Constitution Project's Liberty and Security Committee, says that while President Obama's stated intent to limit executive invocations of the state secrets privilege is welcome, [read more]

1 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that North Korea's apparent disavowal of the 1953 armistice ending the Korean War does not negate the continued existence at international law of the legal boundary between North and South Korea... Last week the North Koreans issued a [read more]

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