August 11, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Alice Farmer, a Children's Rights Researcher at Human Rights Watch, says that in many cases of asylum, children are presumed to be adults and are detained as such in countries such as Malta...A typical child wants to be seen as an adult. Unfortunately, some children who seek ...[read more]
August 10, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Azadeh Shahshahani National Security/Immigrant Rights' Project Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia says that the unchecked power of the Immigration Enforcement Review Board set up by House Bill 87 is cause for great concern ...Last week, the American ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Niccolò Pons, Assistant Legal Officer of the Pre-Trial Chambers of the International Criminal Court, says that cooperation from national authorities is an essential and proven element to the success of international judicial bodies...The contemporary system of internation... ...[read more]
July 18, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist John W. Whitehead president of the Rutherford Institute says that the ban on all non-governmental flags in Lexington, Virginia is motivated specifically by the city's intent to eliminate the display of Confederate flags and thus breaches its citizens' freedom of speech ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader of the University of York, says the British government's proposed allowance of same-sex civil marriages, but not religious marriages, shows deference and support for the Church of England's canon laws, despite the Church's strong protests to ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates and JURIST Guest Columnist Ira Paulo Pozon of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines examine the constitutional vacuum that has been created in the aftermath of the high-profile impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona ... On ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Azadeh Shahshahani, Director of the National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project at of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, says that Georgia HB 87, which requires residents to carry proof of citizenship, has negatively impacted both the state's economy and ...[read more]
May 17, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Leila Hanafi, Regional Coordinator of the Middle East and North Africa at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court says the ICC is necessary for Libya to develop its own fair and productive justice system...It is impossible to discuss post-conflict reconstruction ...[read more]
May 12, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Radcliffe, Head of Global Issues at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, says that while international laws protect LGBT persons, proper enforcement is required to combat discrimination...After decades during which the words "sexual orientation" ...[read more]
April 27, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, and attorney for Guantanamo detainee Djamel Ameziane, says that the IACHR's acceptance of his case is instrumental in promoting US responsibility for the well-being of detainees at Guantanamo ...[read more]

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