24 Jul 2006

Andrew Wood [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2L, in Cambodia]: "With the Khmer Rouge tribunal beginning in less than a year, Phnom Penh is buzzing in anticipation of the proceedings. Preparation for the tribunal has been nearly a decade in the making. Although Pol Pot died in 1999, several [read more]

22 Jul 2006

Has Israel used disproportionate force in attacking Lebanon? Should Hezbollah leaders be liable for war crimes for rocket attacks on Israeli civilians? Are Israeli operations against Gaza illegal instances of collective punishment? How far does Israel's right to self defense go?This is an open thread, so offer your comments here [read more]

17 Jul 2006

Michael J. Kelly [Creighton University School of Law]: "Serbia has moved against a group of nationalist co-conspirators who have been hiding wanted war criminal Radko Mladic for about a decade. The Serb government, largely unresponsive to repeated requests to turn over such perpetrators to international tribunals, has responded in this [read more]

14 Jul 2006

Ali Khan [Washburn University]: "Endangering international peace and security and defying international law, the Middle East is spinning out of control. The recent spiral of violence intensified when Palestinian militants captured an Israeli soldier and converted him into a bargaining chip for obtaining the release of thousands of prisoners, including [read more]

11 Jul 2006

Geoffrey Corn [South Texas College of Law]: "Today it was reported that the Department of Defense has officially acknowledged that Common Article 3 of the four Geneva Conventions applies to the conflict with Al Qaeda. In fact, the Memorandum issued by Gordon England specifically directs the military departments to ensure [read more]

4 Jul 2006

Ben Davis [University of Toledo College of Law]: "As the debate intensifies in an election year in Congress over what to do after the Supreme Court decision in the Hamdan case last week, I would ask two things: in drafting legislation listen to the uniformed military lawyers, and make sure [read more]

1 Jul 2006

Brian J. Foley [Florida Coastal School of Law]: "The Supreme Court has finally spoken on the military commissions, after four-and-one-half years. Now it's time for Congress to step up - as it should have four-and-one-half years ago, when the Administration first created these commissions and proceeded to build a fake [read more]

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