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Monday 28 Mar 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law says that it is much better to have deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein put on trial in an Iraqi court than before an international criminal tribunal along the lines of existing models. Eight months after Baghdad fell, Saddam [read more]

Thursday 17 Mar 2005

JURIST Guest Columnists Jamal Jafari and Paul R. Williams of the Public International Law and Policy Group and American University's Washington College of Law insist that under legal standards the situation in Darfur constitutes genocide, whether the UN classifies it that way nor not.... Among all the interviews conducted last [read more]

Monday 14 Mar 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Admiral John Hutson (Ret. USN), former Navy Judge Advocate General, President and Dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center, and now a party to the ACLU torture suit against Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, wonders what myriad reports of prisoner abuses by US military personnel say about the America [read more]

Wednesday 9 Mar 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that not only does the President have the authority to direct states to comply with a decision of the International Court of Justice, but in fact he has the obligation to do so.The International Court of Justice [read more]

Saturday 5 Mar 2005

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego notes that with the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Roper v. Simmons, the United States has finally joined the community of nations that says the state-sanctioned execution of children is wrong.Today, the Court repudiated the misguided [read more]

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