18 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says there is a systematic dysfunction within the bureaucracy of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility that impacts the capability of attorneys to adequately represent their clients...The seizure and review [read more]

12 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Raymond Gilpin, Director of the Center for Sustainable Economies at the United States Institute of Peace, says that the UN piracy resolution will only have a meaningful impact on ending maritime crime if it is complementary, coordinated and comprehensive...Maritime insecurity in the Horn of Africa has attracted [read more]

10 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, argues that the Supreme Court should use US v. Jones as an opportunity to reaffirm Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, particularly in light of technological advances...As technology advances — and law enforcement adapts [read more]

6 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Ottilia Maunganidze, Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, says that the NTC must conduct a proper investigation into Muammar Gaddafi's death to meet its international obligations and ensure justice for human rights violations...On October 25, 2011, the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) announced that it would [read more]

6 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Melissa Reed, Vice President for Public Policy at Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc., says that the recently blocked provisions of a North Carolina abortion law violated First Amendment rights and were a demeaning invasion into the relationship between women and their doctors...Two weeks ago, the US District [read more]

4 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Rifat Kassis, President of Defence for Children International (DCI), argues that Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military often face abuse, mistreatment and torture in violation of international law and human rights...In the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Israel's prolonged occupation has led to astonishing detention statistics. Since [read more]

3 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Félix Tréguer, Policy and Legal Analyst at La Quadrature du Net, says that the recent ruling blocking the Copwatch website in France is just another instance of censorship under the Sarkozy government which prevents French citizens from learning of police abuse and engaging in democratic governance...For the [read more]

2 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Kersten, an MPhil/PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, says that Gaddafi's death is just one example of worrying trend, in which legal justice is being replaced with targeted killings...Hillary Clinton thought it was funny. Millions rejoiced and took to the streets [read more]

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