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Tuesday 26 Aug 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the nomination of Asif Zardari, the widower of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, to contest Pakistan's next presidential election in the wake of General Pervez Musharraf's resignation is a disturbing development that would muddle the presidency's [read more]

Wednesday 20 Aug 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist David Scheffer, who formerly led the US delegation in UN talks creating the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is now at Northwestern University School of Law, recalls the original intent behind Article 16 of the Rome Statute of the ICC as the UN Security Council deliberates what [read more]

Thursday 14 Aug 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Waters of the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, says that even assuming that Russia has a legitimate self-defence claim on the basis of protection of its nationals abroad its actions against Georgia have exceeded the well-known customary international law requirements of [read more]

Monday 4 Aug 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Waterstone of Loyola Law School Los Angeles says that recent prejudiced comments about autistic and other disabled persons by American talk radio host Michael Savage reflect too-common misunderstandings of disability that warrant Congressional extension of existing legal protections against discrimination... On his nationally-syndicated radio talk show, [read more]

Monday 4 Aug 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that amidst all the attention focused on security problems likely to be associated with an eventual US withdrawal from Iraq, the legal and practical impact of withdrawal on Iraq's millions of Kurds, mostly concentrated in the north of [read more]

Sunday 3 Aug 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist William Montgomery, US Ambassador to Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro) from 2001-2004, says that as the euphoria over the arrest of Radovan Karadzic fades and reality sets in, it's clear that his case poses continuing challenges for the Serbian government, the European Union, and of course [read more]

Friday 1 Aug 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Flatt of the University of Houiston Law Center says the recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to vacate the EPA's implementation of the Clean Air Interstate Rule reminds us that the statutory mandates of our environmental laws are important, and that an individual administration cannot [read more]

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