25 Sep 2007

Gabor Rona [International Legal Director, Human Rights First]: "The U.S. Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) has issued a decision overturning the dismissal of prosecution against Omar Khadr by a military commission. The case was dismissed because although Khadr was found by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal to be an [read more]

25 Sep 2007

Giovanni Di Stefano [lawyer for Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed "Chemical Ali", Studio Legale Internazionale, Rome]: "Al-Majid and 14 other former Saddam Hussein-era officials are on trial for their role in the government's violent response to the uprising, during which tens of thousands of civilians were killed. They are charged with [read more]

25 Sep 2007

Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: Lee C. Bollinger is what you may call crème de la crème. His credentials as a law professor, a legal scholar of the First Amendment, the former dean of the University of Michigan Law School, and now the President of Columbia University have [read more]

23 Sep 2007

Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: President Pervez Musharraf is determined to reclaim the Pakistan Presidency for another term of five years. Under Pakistan's Constitution, the President is elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of (a) the members of both Houses of the National Parliament; and [read more]

18 Sep 2007

Giovanni Di Stefano [lawyer for Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed "Chemical Ali", Studio Legale Internazionale, Rome]: "On the 4th of September, 2007 the Iraqi High Tribunal Appeal Section refused the appeal of Al Majid et al, effectively condemning the indictees to death. On the 9th of September, 2007 I duly filed [read more]

17 Sep 2007

Robert R. Amsterdam [international defense counsel to Mikhail Khodorkovsky]: "In the ongoing case of the Russian government's persecution of my client Mikhail Khodorkovsky, two historical precedents have recently been set: one in Switzerland, and one in the Russian Federation. In the case of Khodorkovsky vs. the Swiss Federal Public Prosecutor's [read more]

8 Sep 2007

Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: In his latest 9/11 (2007) video message, Osama bin Laden has supposedly said: "O' Americans, Muslims will continue to kill you unless you embrace Islam." Even if this message is authentic, which I doubt, Islam allows no such notion of jihad. This is [read more]

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