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Targeting Jihadist Terrorists: Identifying Pertinent Legal Guidelines
Targeted killing campaigns are still accelerating under the Trump administration, with fewer constraints and even less transparency. More precisely, it seems that the Obama-era Presidential Policy Guidance has been relaxed in two very meaningful ways (More)
Terrorism and Normalcy: Law, Fear, and Rationality in US Policy
"I believe" is the one great word against metaphysical fear. Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West At least one thing is clear. Those terrorists who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks on certain Sri Lankan churches and hotels would have reso (More)
Unexplored Connections: The Crimes of Saddam Hussein and Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Nullum crimen sine poena,  "No crime without a punishment." - Nuremberg Tribunal, Final Judgment, 1946 Whether formally codified or merely personal, memory must always lie at the heart of justice. Today, however, almost no one remembers the myriad (More)
Egypt refers 555 terror suspects to military court
Egypt's chief prosecutor on Monday referred 555 individuals suspected of joining a local affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group to military court. The charges against them arise out of a series of attacks carried out by dozens of small militan (More)
Humanity Lost the Legend: Cherif Bassiouni, The Godfather of International Criminal Law and Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist, Mohamed Arafa, of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses the accomplishments and contributions of the late Mohamoud Cherif Bassiouni and his deep impact on international criminal law and justice...Mahmoud Cherif Bassio (More)
Why "Palestine" Would be a Dangerous Fiction
JURIST Guest Columnist Louis René Beres of Purdue University, discusses the implications of Palestinian statehood under the rubric of International Law... "The first general law, which is to be found in the very end of the society of Nations, is tha (More)
"Vive la République, Vive la France": Macron's Foreign Policy in Muslim and Middle Eastern World
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Arafa of Indiana University discusses the new French president, Emmanuel Macron's foreign policy in Muslim and Middle Eastern world ... Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old and the ex-minister of economics, is now the Franc (More)
UN official: Mali peace agreement still threatened
UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix described the security situation in Mali as "alarming" during his first briefing on Thursday. While acknowledging the progress resulting since the Agreement on Peace and Rec (More)
UN rights expert urges protection of civilians amid Mali crisis
A UN rights expert on Thursday urged the international community to help protect civilians in the northern and central regions of the country amid growing violence and crime sprees. Suliman Baldo , the UN Independent Expert on the situation of huma (More)
Amnesty: EU security laws targeting Muslims
The increased "securitization" of Europe has disadvantaged ethnic and religious groups, particularly Muslims Amnesty International (AI) said in a report Tuesday. AI looked at human rights analyses drawn from 14 EU member states. The group warned of (More)
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