March 30, 2011
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham (US Army, ret.), formerly assigned to the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants, says that the Executive Order for the Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station is illusory in that it ...[read more]
March 20, 2011
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, professor of law at Webster University and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says the UN Security Council and the military coalition in Libya acted in contravention of international law in its use of force ...[read more]
March 18, 2011
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland School of Law says in light of recent events casting doubt on certain supreme court justices' political biases that a major overhaul of Supreme Court recusal practice is in order.... If there's a perception that partisan politics ...[read more]
March 2, 2011
by Ingrid Burke
Farzana Hassan: "Much of the Arab world is in turmoil. The Shia majority in the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain has suffered years of oppression by the ruling Sunni minority and is now demanding freedom. The citizens of newly liberated Egypt and Tunisia suffered economic hardship and repression ...[read more]
January 26, 2011
by Ingrid Burke
"JURIST Guest Columnist Alexei Trochev of the University of Wisconsin Law School says judicial dependence in Ukraine did not begin with Yanukovych and it will not end with his departure from politics because Yanukovych's successor will also adapt the judiciary for his or her own needs and ...[read more]
January 12, 2011
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the recent actions against U.S. Navy Captain (Capt.) Owen Honors is a regrettable redux of the Las Vegas, NV Tailhook Association scandal of 1991. Still, this incident may reinvigorate the Department of Defense's efforts to ...[read more]
November 29, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
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and- equally significantly- to address the threat of extremism both at home and abroad, its blasphemy laws should be repealed...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 in ...[read more]
November 24, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
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 ...[read more]
November 19, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
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... ...[read more]
October 18, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Keith J. Bybee of Syracuse University says in order for both state and federal judges to retain legitimacy, it is not enough for them to merely avoid actual improprieties; they must also visibly appear to play the role of impartial arbiter to sustain public support... ...[read more]

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