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Monday 28 Jun 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Keith Bybee of Syracuse University says that regardless of other issues that may arise, the confirmation hearings of Elena Kagan, like those of other recent Supreme Court nominees, will be dominated by the tension between images of judicial impartiality and political ideology... As soon as President Obama [read more]

Friday 18 Jun 2010

JURIST Guest Columnists Olga Martin-Ortega of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London and Rosa Ana Alija Fernandez of the University of Barcelona argue that Argentina should exercise universal jurisdiction over claims brought by victims of the Franco regime in Spain... The crimes committed [read more]

Thursday 17 Jun 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Chandra Lekha Sriram of the University of East London says that a stocktaking of the impact of the ICC thus far should have been given priority during the ICC review conference given that this is likely to shape perceptions of the court for years to come.... The [read more]

Monday 14 Jun 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Itzchak Kornfeld of the Faculty of Law at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem says that Israel is in a state of war with Hamas and, pursuant to the UN Charter, has the right to self-defense, including the right to inspect foreign vessels for weapons being brought to [read more]

Tuesday 1 Jun 2010

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow, senior counter-terrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, says that while the new system of Detainee Review Boards at Bagram is a significant improvement over past US practice, the US and its coalition partners need to do much more to get a functioning Afghan judicial [read more]

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