February 6, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Félix Tréguer, Policy and Legal Analyst at La Quadrature du Net says that waging a "judicial guerilla war" in France on "hateful" Internet content unduly stifles free speech...The ghost of Yahoo v. LICRA has come back to haunt us. In 2000, after a criminal lawsuit ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Allison Jernow of the International Commission of Jurists argues that the international law's perception of public morality is beginning to incorporate various and diverse traditions...In November 2012, the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) undid 30 years of bad law when it ...[read more]
March 21, 2012
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist David Bernstein of George Mason University School of Law, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, argues that striking down the individual mandate of the health care reform legislation does not implicate a resurgence of the notorious 1905 Supreme Court decision in Lochner ...[read more]
June 15, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday initiated a grand jury investigation into the torture and death of a detainee at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Manadel Al-Jamadi was captured by US Navy SEALs on November 4, 2003 and held in Abu Ghraib prison as a "ghost detainee," or unregistered ...[read more]
October 19, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Khalid Sekander: Mr. Barakzai resigned from the Electoral Complaint Commission (ECC) because he views foreign interference as a negative consequence to the Afghan democratic experiment. Meanwhile, Peter Galbraith, former deputy of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA... ...[read more]
May 2, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted Thursday to approve a ban prohibiting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from allowing private contractors to interrogate detainees. The ban is part of a bill authorizing intelligence expenditures for the 2009 fiscal year which would also ...[read more]
March 15, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist and British human and medical rights activist Dr. David Nicholl, a neurologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK, says that Amnesty International's new report into the rendition and torture of one-time ghost detainee Khaled al-Maqtari by the C... ...[read more]
March 14, 2008
by Nick Fiske
A former CIA ghost detainee detailed torture and abuse by agency interrogators at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and a secret CIA facility in Afghanistan in an Amnesty International (AI) report released Friday. Khaled Abdu Ahmed Saleh al-Maqtari, a Yemeni national, was held for a total o... ...[read more]
June 7, 2007
by Michael Sung
Off the Record: U.S. Responsibility for Enforced Disappearances in the War on Terror, Amnesty International, Cageprisoners, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the New York University School of Law, Human Rights Watch, and Reprieve, Jun... ...[read more]
June 7, 2007
by Michael Sung
At least 39 ghost detainees have been held by the US CIA in secret detention facilities, according to a report jointly published Thursday by six leading human rights groups, including Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Center for Human Rights and Global Just... ...[read more]

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