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The Rules Have Not Changed Regarding Armed Conflict
March 30, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane of Syracuse University College of Law discusses enforcing the laws of armed conflict in an age of extremes... Shortly after three planes went into three buildings on September 11, 2001 the chief law enforcement officer of the US, Attorney General Albert Gonza....... [more]

The Senate Torture Report and Prior Admissions
December 9, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly authoriz....... [more]

Right To Be Forgotten
June 11, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and School of Law discusses removal of a person's past information from the Internet and the potential slippery slope this creates ... By recognizing in May "the right to be forgotten," the European Union's Cour....... [more]

Philippine president signs reproductive health bill into law
December 29, 2012
Philippine House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales III announced on Friday that Philippine President Benigno Aquino III had quietly signed into law on the 21st of December a bill which will make contraception, birth control, sexual education, and maternal care universally available to all Filipinos....... [more]

Malaysia rights group finds Bush and associates guilty of war crimes in symbolic trial
May 11, 2012
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) on Friday found former US president George W. Bush and seven administration officials guilty of war crimes after a symbolic trial. The five-member tribunal convicted Bush, former vice president Dick Cheney, former defense secretary Don....... [more]

Gonzales left DOJ as AG resignation took effect
September 14, 2011
On September 14, 2007, Alberto Gonzales officially resigned from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as the US Attorney General. Gonzales served a turbulent two-and-a-half years in the Bush administration after he was nominated in February 2005 to replace John Ashcroft. He was ultimately forced to re....... [more]

Federal court upheld key Voting Rights Act provision
May 30, 2011
On May 30, 2008, the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Gonzales that Section 5 of the 2006 reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) is constitutional. The provision in question required states or towns with histori....... [more]

Spain judge seeks US government response to Guantanamo abuse allegations
January 28, 2011
Spanish judge Eloy Velasco on Friday set a March 1 deadline for the US government to indicate whether Guantanamo abuse allegations will be investigated by US lawyers before deciding whether to allow a controversial lawsuit against former Bush administration officials to move forward. The lawsuit, or....... [more]

BOTSWANA: The Bushmen Challenge Botswana's Denial of Access to Water
September 30, 2010
Joe Gonzales, University College London M.A. Human Rights '10, is a current intern with Survival International. He writes on the Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve's struggle to secure water rights from the Botswanan government... On July 21 the High Court of Botswana (the High Court) dis....... [more]

Federal judge reduces 'Cuban Five' spying sentences
December 9, 2009
A judge on the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday reduced the sentences of two men convicted of spying for Cuba as part of the so-called Cuban Five. Judge Joan Lenard reduced the life sentence of Ramon Labanino, also known as Luis Medina, to 30 years and r....... [more]

DOJ indicts 3 in largest identity theft prosecution in US history
August 18, 2009
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced the indictment of three men accused of perpetrating the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted in the US. Albert Gonzales and two unidentified Russian hackers are accused of stealing more than 130 million credit and debit card n....... [more]