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Tuesday 29 Jan 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that in the name of the "war of terror," NATO forces in Afghanistan are committing genocide by systematically hunting down and destroying the Taliban, a puritanical Islamic group, contrary to the terms of the Convention on the Prevention [read more]

Wednesday 23 Jan 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Robert Amsterdam, international defense counsel for Russian billionaire and former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, imprisoned in Siberia for tax fraud after a controversial trial and now facing money laundering charges, says it is increasingly clear that the case against his client is political in nature... In [read more]

Tuesday 22 Jan 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says despite a recent conclusion of the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top US officials are immune from torture-related litigation launched by former US detainees because they were performing [read more]

Monday 21 Jan 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Rebecca Zietlow of the University of Toledo College of Law says that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not just a dreamer but a doer whose activism helped bring about the civil rights legislation of the mid-1960s... Senator Hillary Clinton has been criticized for her recent remark [read more]

Wednesday 16 Jan 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Abigail Salisbury of the Mekelle University Law Faculty in Mek'ele, Ethiopia, says that although the vast majority of Ethiopians publicly denounce H.R. 2003, the so-called Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act now going through Congress that links nonessential US assistance to fulfillment of various human rights obligations, the [read more]

Tuesday 15 Jan 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist A. John Radsan, former CIA assistant general counsel now at William Mitchell College of Law, reminds us of other recent investigations into CIA activities apart from the destruction of interrogation tapes and explains why we should pay as much attention to the former General Counsel, Scott Muller, [read more]

Thursday 10 Jan 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, says that amidst the recent feting of Libyan leader Muamar Ghadaffi in European capitals, part and parcel of his larger political rehabilitation in the West, his regime's role [read more]

Tuesday 8 Jan 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Basil Fernando of the Asian Legal Resource Centre says that repression of the Burmese people by the military government of the country now officially known as Myanmar is a device used against a despairing people that cannot be legitimated by anti-terrorism rhetoric ... Despite the assurances [read more]

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