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]
March 11, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of the Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations argues that while many US lawyers and diplomats have condemned Russia's involvement in Ukraine as a violation of international law, recent practices of states using force against other states ...[read more]
October 11, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Patricio Galella of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law argues that if diplomacy with Syria fails, and the UN Security Council is deadlocked, states would face a lasting dilemma: violate international law by using force without Security Council authorization or ...[read more]
September 8, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations argues that the use of military force against Syria would constitute a violation of international law...Violence has been the greatest threat to human rights throughout the past ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday urged the international community to declare Syria's actions against its own citizens war crimes. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Davutoglu stated that cities were being "bombarded ... indiscriminately" and that the ...[read more]
January 17, 2012
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates says that because there are no effective international legal remedies to Japanese security concerns regarding North Korea, the Japanese must again pursue diplomatic avenues that may prove more successful after the death of Kim Jong-il...In ...[read more]
December 19, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says the US and other aggressors in the Iraq War have not had to face legal recourse for their numerous violations of international law ...[read more]
December 19, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says that there is significant evidence that the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol violates international law by failing ...[read more]
December 8, 2011
by John Paul Putney
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday that the US will use foreign assistance, international diplomacy and political asylum to promote gay rights. The secretary's remarks before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva were in tandem with an executive memo from US President Barack ...[read more]
October 24, 2011
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says the killing of Muammar Gaddafi appears to be another violation of international law involving the US, sending the dangerous message ...[read more]

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