29 Oct 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Christian Henderson of Oxford Brookes University (UK) says that although President Obama has made reforms in a number of areas since taking office last November, he has yet to distinguish his administration's policies on the international use of force from those of the former administration.... There was [read more]

13 Oct 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Maffai of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies says that to prevent governments from hiring private military contractors to dodge their international human rights obligations, lawmakers in countries such as the US must ensure that no corporation or private contract employee can escape prosecution for [read more]

12 Oct 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Brown, holder of the Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair at Capital University School of Law, says that in the midst of the current furor over health care reform legislation we should remember that America's own revered Founding Fathers authorized, and sometimes embraced, governmental programs that [read more]

6 Oct 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Witold ("Vic") Walczak, Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania, says that the First Amendment took a serious beating at the recent G-20 summit in Pittsburgh when police and National Guard troops silenced demonstrators using tactics reminiscent of repression methods used in martial [read more]

2 Oct 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that to really deliver on his recent declaration at the UN that "international law is not an empty promise, and that Treaties will be enforced," President Obama should have pledged aggressive action to withdraw erroneous US reservations, [read more]

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