February 1, 2012
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist D. Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that any attempt to extend the reach of the International Criminal Court into areas it was not created to address runs the risk of weakening its overall authority and the willingness of member states to comply ...[read more]
December 10, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist D. Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent interest of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the impact of video games on international humanitarian law is a chance for cooperation and education with the video game ...[read more]
May 29, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
Venezuelan Information Minister William Lara has filed lawsuits against media giant CNN and Venezuelan broadcast network Globovision, alleging that the two stations presented false information concerning Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and that Globovision issued a call for Chavez's assassinat... ...[read more]
May 29, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
A Zimbabwean government minister confirmed on Monday that the government will proceed with plans to enact the National Indigenisation and Empowerment Bill, which would force foreign business owners to give up controlling interests in private companies located inside Zimbabwe. The bill was ...[read more]
May 24, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
United Nations inspectors met with Sudanese officials Thursday in the first steps of a UN investigation into human rights abuses by the Sudanese government in Darfur. The seven-person team arrived in Sudan Wednesday and began their inspection in the Darfur region with a goal of creating a series ...[read more]
May 24, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu and international NGO Oxfam Thursday called on developing nations to submit proposals for a conventional weapons convention to the United Nations. Tutu urged developing nations especially to submit proposals for the convention, saying that trade in conventional weapons... ...[read more]
May 23, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to refer Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the International Criminal Court for his role in Operation Murambatsvina, a coordinated effort to remove unlicensed sellers and non-zoned houses from the ...[read more]
May 23, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
Businessman Schabir Shaik, a former business associate of former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma, began his appeal hearing before the South African Constitutional Court Wednesday. Shaik's lawyers allege that Shaik's conviction for fraud and corruption was the result of an inherent... ...[read more]
May 22, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
Police in Zimbabwe are refusing to comply with a High Court ruling requiring police officials to vacate Portwe farm in the Matabeleland North province, which was seized by police in March. High Court Judge Francis Bere ruled last week that the police seizure was illegal and issued an order ...[read more]
May 22, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
Twenty-one men on trial for assorted crimes under anti-terror laws in Mauritania accused police officials Monday of using torture to extract confessions. All 21 of the suspects are charged with belonging to the non-authorized organization Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), a kno... ...[read more]

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