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Wednesday 30 May 2012

JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, explains that federal judges will continue to strike down terrorism laws that are overly broad...Last week, Judge Katherine Forrest decided that the US government's scheme for detaining terrorism suspects without charge or trial is unconstitutionally vague. Meanwhile, 238 [read more]

Friday 25 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Tim McEvoy, an attorney for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, says that the settlement agreement between BP and affected plaintiffs in the wake of Deepwater Horizon has benefits, but also has certain drawbacks...The April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting gulf oil disaster devastated communities along the [read more]

Friday 18 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Azadeh Shahshahani, Director of the National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project at of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, says that Georgia HB 87, which requires residents to carry proof of citizenship, has negatively impacted both the state's economy and reputation since its adoption last year...One year has [read more]

Thursday 17 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Leila Hanafi, Regional Coordinator of the Middle East and North Africa at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court says the ICC is necessary for Libya to develop its own fair and productive justice system...It is impossible to discuss post-conflict reconstruction in Libya without reference to the [read more]

Wednesday 16 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Jones, Executive Director for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, says that Connecticut's repeal of the death penalty is one of the first of a trend of states moving away from capital punishment ...Last month, the Connecticut General Assembly passed legislation that five years [read more]

Sunday 13 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Solon Solomon, former member of the Knesset Legal Department, says that the procedures governing UN state admission must be duly adhered to when determining the issue of Palestinian statehood...The recent decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on the issue of Palestinian statehood, apart [read more]

Saturday 12 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Radcliffe, Head of Global Issues at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, says that while international laws protect LGBT persons, proper enforcement is required to combat discrimination...After decades during which the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" were rarely uttered in formal, [read more]

Wednesday 9 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Samar Warsi, a Senior Volunteer Attorney for the Muslim Civil Liberties Union, says that the recent revelations regarding NYPD surveillance of Muslims and Muslim-affiliated groups has serious implications for civil liberties in the US...When law enforcement starts to make assumptions about an individual's propensity for terrorism based [read more]

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