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Prosecutor v. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa et al, High Military Court of Rwanda: An Analysis of Jurisdiction, Substance of Applicable Law and Policy Issues of the case
February 16, 2011
JURIST Guest Analyst Professor Charles Kambanda, from the LLM Center at St. John's University says the Military High Court of Rwanda did not have jurisdiction over the defendants from President Kagame's former military and political inner circle because of their current status as refugees...<br><hr height="1"><br><table align="LEFT"cellpadding="0"cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><imgsrc="" align="LEFT"hspace="0"vspace="2"></td><td><imgsrc=""height="1" width="5"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><imgsrc="" height="1" width="1"></td></tr></tbody></table><font size="3"><b>I</b></font>ntroduction: 1. The defendants are President Kagame's former military and political inner circle. The first defendant is Lt. General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, former army chief of staff. In March 2010 he sought political asylum in South Africa. The Lt. General survived an assassination attempt near his home in Johannesburg, South Africa..... [more]

The Lisbon Treaty
January 25, 2010
JURIST Guest Analyst Andreas R. Ziegler is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminal Sciences and a Professor of Law at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He was a Visiting Professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2009. His papers are available on SSRN. On 1 December 2009, the Lisbon Treaty entered into force. It is the latest addition in a long line of treaties aimed at reforming the legal structure and function of the European Union. Among these other such treaties include the Amsterdam Treaty, the Maastricht Treaty, and the Nice Treaty. To.... [more]

Ricci v. DeStefano
August 31, 2009
JURIST Guest Analyst Sheila R. Foster is the Albert A. Walsh Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Fordham Law School in New York City, where she teaches and writes on issues relating to anti-discrimination law and environmental justice. She is also Co-Director of the Stein Center for Law and Ethics. She is the author (with R. A. Lenhardt) of The Racial Subject in Legal Theory in Keith E. Whittington et al, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (2008). Her papers are available on SSRN. Ricci v. DeStefano (Supreme Court of the United States, June 29/09) was.... [more]

The Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA)
October 20, 2007
JURIST Guest Analyst David Glazier is a law professor at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, where he teaches foreign relations law and the law of war. Before attending law school, Glazier served twenty-one years as a US Navy surface warfare officer, commanding the USS George Philip and participating in UN sanctions enforcement against Yugoslavia and Haiti. He has written extensively on military commissions. General Winfield Scott created the military commission in 1847 to maintain order among U.S. forces campaigning in Mexico. Convinced that the constitutional authority involved belonged to the legislative branch, Scott informed the Secretary of War and Attorney.... [more]

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