27 Nov 2009

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of An-Najah National University Faculty of Law in Nablus on the Palestinian West Bank, says that if the UN formally recognizes Palestine as a state it will rightfully validate the views of the Palestinian people and many states in the international community while discouraging [read more]

24 Nov 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says the clear message of the recent 125-page majority opinion from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholding the convictions of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart will undoubtedly chill the willingness of criminal defense attorneys to [read more]

16 Nov 2009

JURIST Guest Columnists Lawrence Friedman and Victor Hansen of New England School of Law say that while there are risks associated with trying Guantanamo detainees suspected of terrorism in civilian courts in the United States, those risks can and should be managed in the interest of justice.... Even before President [read more]

13 Nov 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse College of Law and Guest Columnist Leila Sadat of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law say that after the failure of American legislative and diplomatic initiatives opposing the International Criminal Court, the time has come for the US to support [read more]

6 Nov 2009

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham (US Army, ret.), formerly assigned to the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants and the first officer to publicly criticize the Combatant Status Review Tribunals at Guantanamo, says the US Senate has acted appropriately in rejecting an [read more]

4 Nov 2009

JURIST Guest Columnists Laurie Blank of Emory Law's International Humanitarian Law Clinic and Gregory Gordon of the University of North Dakota School of Law say that the most glaring failure of the controversial Goldstone Commission Report on the Gaza conflict has gone unnoticed.... The Goldstone Commission Report on the January [read more]

3 Nov 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a comprehensive solution to the status of Kirkuk must be reached soon lest it become for Iraq the type of intractable and fundamentally corrosive problem slavery had become for the United States by 1861.... [read more]

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