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Thursday 31 Jul 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that while the International Criminal Court and its founding Rome Statute are far from perfect, the operation of Court since the Statute entered into force in July 2002 provides ample evidence that many fears of American [read more]

Friday 25 Jul 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 the declaration by recently-arrested Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic that he will defend himself before the ICTY at The Hague is an historically-predictable bid [read more]

Wednesday 16 Jul 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist David Scheffer, former US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), now at Northwestern University School of Law, reflects on the tenth anniversary of the conclusion of negotiations on the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court ICC), in which he played a central role...Tne decade [read more]

Tuesday 15 Jul 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that even though the recent indictment of sitting Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir by the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes in Darfur might appear to provide a precedent for indicting US President George [read more]

Wednesday 9 Jul 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says the Iraqi government needs to secure independent counsel over and above whatever guidance it has received from US government advisers before entering into key oil contracts with major US oil companies... Much has been written [read more]

Wednesday 2 Jul 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, MI, says that a viable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Strategic Framework Agreement between the US and Iraq governing future US troop presence in the country requires a variety of institutional, legal and political obstacles to [read more]

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