29 Nov 2010

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Saroop Ijaz, an advocate before the Lahore High Court in Pakistan, says that if Pakistan is to function as a democracy and - equally significantly - to address the threat of extremism both at home and abroad, its blasphemy laws should be repealed... In June 2009 [read more]

24 Nov 2010

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that US President Barack Obama made the right move in recommending India for a permanent position on the UN Security Council, but that the Council also needs to undergo more extensive changes in order to reflect current geo-political [read more]

24 Nov 2010

JURIST Guest Columnists Lawrence Friedman and Victor Hansen of New England Law Boston say that the Ghailani trial demonstrated that, even without evidence obtained from questionable interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects, the government can make and prove its case.... Last week, a federal jury in New York acquitted Ahmed [read more]

19 Nov 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston says recent evidence shows that the US has enabled certain Nazi war criminals to avoid prosecution, but that it is incumbent upon the government to end such impunity by actively prosecuting and/or extraditing suspects to stand trial... In the past, [read more]

18 Nov 2010

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Michael Serota of Georgetown Law School's Street Law Clinic says that engaging Americans on the topic of constitutional interpretation is central to the development of our country. His own experiences with students suggest that it is worth devoting resources to improving the public discourse over constitutional [read more]

18 Nov 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that while pundits on either side of the political spectrum may criticize the trial of or verdict against Ahmed Ghailani, the case shows that US civilian courts can provide justice even in cases of terrorism... An [read more]

15 Nov 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Alina Christova of the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel says the European Stabilization Mechanism, recently agreed upon in the European Union, is a welcome step towards a permanent, crisis-management system, but that additional measures must follow... Last month, Heads of State or Government of the [read more]

11 Nov 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Timothy Moore of York University and Special Guest Columnist Andras Schreck of Schreck Presser Law say a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada leaves suspects with such a weak right to counsel that police interrogations are quite likely to lead to false confessions... The Supreme [read more]

5 Nov 2010

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow, senior counter-terrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, says that despite purported safeguards, evidence from Omar Khadr's guilty plea and sentencing hearing shows that detainees can still be harmed by statements they have made involuntarily... The Military Commissions Act of 2009, though an improvement over [read more]

1 Nov 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Silvio Waisbord of George Washington University says the "anti-racism" law recently passed in Bolivia is a result of deep divisions in the country, but that it won't help, and may actually hamper, civil discourse about those issues... On October 10th, Bolivian President Evo Morales signed a new [read more]

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