28 Sep 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that the Obama administration can break the sixty-year deadlock in negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians by supporting the establishment of a special moot court - a quasi-official, transparent, privately funded tribunal that would render a non-binding [read more]

25 Sep 2009

JURIST Guest Columnists Lawrence Friedman and Victor Hansen of New England School of Law say that while newly-announced White House policies on detentions and state secrets represent ostensible departures from Bush administration positions, they maintain the status quo in fundamental ways... In the past week the Obama administration has made [read more]

24 Sep 2009

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Sam Sasan Shoamanesh, a legal adviser with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and co-founder and Associate Editor of Global Brief, Canada's first international affairs magazine, says that in order for the ICC to be fully effective in protecting human rights and bringing an [read more]

18 Sep 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that justice would be better served by former Bush Administration officials if they would talk to federal prosecutor John Durham about the administrative missteps that led to detainee torture at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay instead [read more]

16 Sep 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Raneta Lawson Mack of Creighton University School of Law says that in order to reconcile the procedural disparities inherent to the collision between inquisitorial and adversarial systems, the European Arrest Warrant can and should provide mechanisms to obtain dismissal of warrants issued based upon processes that were [read more]

8 Sep 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that outside observers purporting to assess adherence to the "rule of law" in Iraq should pay less attention to compliance or non-compliance with formally enacted codes, and more to social practice... There is a conventional [read more]

4 Sep 2009

JURIST Special Guest Columnists Judith Sunderland and William Bourdon of Human Rights Watch say that the French government needs to ensure that all suspects in police custody have the right to see a lawyer immediately, have access to a lawyer during interrogation, and are informed of their right to remain [read more]

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