Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday suggested to the country's parliament that new laws are needed to strengthen existing legislation to combat terrorism. Razak expressed particular concern about citizens returning home to Malaysia with extremist ideology after fighting alongside ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the constitutionality and international legality of the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria ... President Obama and Secretary Kerry were reluctant to use the word "war" or the phrase "armed conflict" with respect ...[read more]
Amnesty International (AI) said Sunday that both Ukrainian militia and separatist forces may be responsible for war crimes, with all sides of the conflict showing disregard for civilian lives. AI Secretary General Salil Shetty called on the involved parties to stop all violations of the laws of ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Weinberger of Phoenix discusses the international protection of data in the cloud...
In a recent proceeding before the US Court, Microsoft was ordered to turn-over email belonging to a user of its hosted mail service. That email belonged to a user outside the US. The ...[read more]
Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday that would allow Israel's courts to impose restrictions the president's ability to pardon murderers. The stated purpose of the bill is to prevent diplomatic overtures and "prisoner swapping," which is the exchange of hostages ...[read more]
In response to the escalating civil unrest in the country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned from office Tuesday as parliament repealed harsh anti-protest laws passed earlier this month. "For the sake of a peaceful settlement of the conflict, I took my personal decision to ask the ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Angelique Devaux, a French attorney and LL.M graduate of the Robert McKinney School of Law, discusses the impact of conflict of laws on the same-sex marriage bill passed in France...In a time when France has lost its fame for crusading for human rights, "marriage for all" ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Borchers of the Creighton University School of Law says that the Supreme Court's opinion in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum overlooks recent relevant developments in the conflict of laws and may have unintended effects on future cases...The US Supreme Court's already- ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Samar Warsi of the Muslim Civil Liberties Union argues that the international drone policy sets the tone for domestic drone policy decisions...For laws to be effective, they must have ascertainable limits.
Clear limits are determined by definitions contained within laws ...[read more]
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that, despite Islam's proscription against collecting interest, and a constitutional provision prohibiting laws that conflict with such Islamic rulings, Iraq's courts are unlikely to declare the nation's new ...[read more]