June 8, 2012
by Max Slater
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay declared on Friday that US drone strikes in Pakistan raise grave legal concerns under international law. Pillay expressed particular concern that the drone strikes do not comport with the international law principles of proportionality and ...[read more]
November 24, 2011
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Bahrain authorities used excessive force and tortured detainees involved in the pro-democracy demonstrations earlier this year, according to a report released Tuesday by an independent Bahraini government commission. The report, published by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), ...[read more]
January 21, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Barry A. Feinstein, a Senior Lecturer in International Law at the School of Law of Netanya Academic College in Israel, says that it is imperative to conduct a proportionality analysis of Israel's military actions against the Mavi Marmara and the Gaza Flotilla.... In a ...[read more]
March 26, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The Obama administration on Friday defended the legality of its use of unmanned predator drone strikes. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh explained the administration's legal rationale in a speech to the American Society of International Law, saying the strikes comply with all ap... ...[read more]
November 4, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnists Laurie Blank of Emory Law's International Humanitarian Law Clinic and Gregory Gordon of the University of North Dakota School of Law say that the most glaring failure of the controversial Goldstone Commission Report on the Gaza conflict has gone unnoticed.... The Goldston... ...[read more]
January 11, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that while self-defense (in the classic model) is the legal basis for Israel's Operation Cast Lead against Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces' re-articulation of proportionality and collateral damage... ...[read more]
December 28, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Sunday condemned what she called Israel’s “disproportionate use of force” against Hamas targets in Gaza and urged the Israeli government to “uphold international humanitarian law principles, especially those relating to proportion... ...[read more]
August 14, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Waters of the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, says that even assuming that Russia has a legitimate self-defence claim on the basis of protection of its nationals abroad its actions against Georgia have exceeded the well-known ...[read more]
August 4, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
UN agencies working in Gaza joined Friday to urge respect for international humanitarian law and the obligation to protect civilians, reminding the international community in a joint statement not to forget the violence there while attention to the ongoing Middle East conflict is focused on ...[read more]
July 31, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday in the immediate wake of Israel's airstrike on the south Lebanon village of Qana that it was alarmed at what it described as the recurring lack of respect for international humanitarian law by the warring parties... ...[read more]

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