September 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Amnesty International (AI) said Sunday that both Ukrainian militia and separatist forces may be responsible for war crimes, with all sides of the conflict showing disregard for civilian lives. AI Secretary General Salil Shetty called on the involved parties to stop all violations of the laws of ...[read more]
August 15, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Weinberger of Phoenix discusses the international protection of data in the cloud... In a recent proceeding before the US Court, Microsoft was ordered to turn-over email belonging to a user of its hosted mail service.That email belonged to a user outside the US. The ...[read more]
May 11, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday that would allow Israel's courts to impose restrictions the president's ability to pardon murderers. The stated purpose of the bill is to prevent diplomatic overtures and "prisoner swapping," which is the exchange of hostages ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
In response to the escalating civil unrest in the country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned from office Tuesday as parliament repealed harsh anti-protest laws passed earlier this month. "For the sake of a peaceful settlement of the conflict, I took my personal decision to ask the ...[read more]
May 13, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Angelique Devaux, a French attorney and LL.M graduate of the Robert McKinney School of Law, discusses the impact of conflict of laws on the same-sex marriage bill passed in France...In a time when France has lost its fame for crusading for human rights, "marriage for all" ...[read more]
April 19, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Borchers of the Creighton University School of Law says that the Supreme Court's opinion in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum overlooks recent relevant developments in the conflict of laws and may have unintended effects on future cases...The US Supreme Court's already- ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Samar Warsi of the Muslim Civil Liberties Union argues that the international drone policy sets the tone for domestic drone policy decisions...For laws to be effective, they must have ascertainable limits. Clear limits are determined by definitions contained within laws ...[read more]
January 14, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that, despite Islam's proscription against collecting interest, and a constitutional provision prohibiting laws that conflict with such Islamic rulings, Iraq's courts are unlikely to declare the nation's new ...[read more]
November 15, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Women displaced by conflict in Colombia are facing rape and domestic violence as well as obstacles in obtaining health care, protection and legal remedies, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Wednesday. The report states that the four million women who have been forced out of their ...[read more]
October 29, 2012
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Kenneth S. Gallant of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law says that the incidences of documented and alleged child abuse by scoutmasters in the Boy Scouts of America provide a vivid illustration of why some conflict of laws doctrines are ...[read more]

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