31 Jul 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Pamela A. Jordan, an associate professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) who writes on politics and human rights developments in Russia, says that the recent murder of Chechnya human rights activist Natalia Estemirova may help jolt average Russians into demanding that their leaders finally [read more]

27 Jul 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Caitlin Borgmann of CUNY School of Law says that abortion parental notice laws such as the one that will now be enforced in Illinois do nothing to help teenagers, while imposing traumatic hurdles, and sometimes grave danger, on those who lack loving and supportive parents to whom [read more]

21 Jul 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on health and founder of the Lawyers Collective human rights advocacy group describes his group's decade-long fight to end discrimination based on sexual orientation in India, culminating in his recent Delhi High Court victory against India's colonial-era anti-sodomy law.... On the evening [read more]

20 Jul 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Laura Gómez of the University of New Mexico School of Law says that although Senators Graham and Sessions were technically right about the political consequences that would befall them if they had said anything along the lines of the "wise Latina" remark Judge Sonia Sotomayor made in [read more]

17 Jul 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Maria Alvanou of the Hellenic Police Officers Academy says that new Greek counter-terrorism initiatives should respect the rights and freedoms of Greek citizens even though the tactics of domestic terrorist groups themselves seem increasingly to disregard public opinion... Greece has recently begun to confront a revival [read more]

16 Jul 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael A. Olivas of the University of Houston Law Center says that the nomination and expected confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a Latina, shows how far Latino lawyers and the Latino community in the United States have come, even if anti-immigrant discourse and discrimination show how far [read more]

14 Jul 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas NeJaime of Loyola Law School Los Angeles says that while the mainstreaming of gay rights is a good thing, movement lawyers who have traditionally championed the cause may have to get used to being displaced by mainstream, non-movement lawyers over whom they have less and less [read more]

13 Jul 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that if the US had followed Israel's lead in taking an aggressive approach to judicial review of executive action, such controversial Bush Administration policies as torture, military commissions, and indefinite detention would have been subjected to [read more]

1 Jul 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law and Founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone from 2002 to 2005 says that in responding to post-electoral unrest Iran's Supreme Leader is utilizing a method employed by history's most notorious dictators... Events in Iran are [read more]

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