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Confronting American Border Concentration Camps: Vindicating International Crimes Against Humanity Law In US Domestic Law
I. American Border Concentration Camps and the Family Separation Policy as a Crime Against Humanity As noted by Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Prosecutor, the intentional and unnecessary suffering under the family separation policy can (More)
The Meaning of Gina Haspel as CIA Director Designate: Is This the Best the United States Can Do?
JUIRST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law discusses the potential implications of Gina Haspel as CIA Director Designate....I. Ah, if the Obama Administration had only followed my advice! November 15, 2016, a (More)
President Trump, in the Name of God, Go.
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law adapts Leo Amery's famous 1940 speech calling for the ousting of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for the age of Trump...May I say that I agree wholeheartedly with what (More)
Italy outlaws torture in controversial bill
Italy's Chamber of Deputies approved a bill on Wednesday to outlaw certain forms of torture. The new law defines torture as "acts, single or repeated, causing suffering and trauma such as to harm the dignity of a person, already deprived of their (More)
Supreme Court to Syrian (and other) Refugees: Drop Dead
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the effect the Supreme Court's recent decision to stay parts of President Trump's "Muslim ban" will have on vulnerable refugees...On June 26, 2017, the Supreme (More)
American Standing Against ICC Torture Inquiry
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the International Criminal Court's looking into investigating Americans for criminal prosecution for torture of prisoners in Afghanistan...As has been recently (More)
Torture Kabuki
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses President Trump's affection for torture... President Trump likes torture. He has said that Secretary of Defense Mattis convinced him not to use it and he would (More)
Fear Deployed: Are you scared yet?
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the use of fear as a mechanism for social control... Fear is deployed in the United States as a means of social control. The ICE raids are one kind of way of ma (More)
Muslim Ban or Otherwise: Should a Bureaucrat Resign in Protest?
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the recent turmoil over the changes in the Trump administration... With the recent turmoil of the Monday Night Massacre (firing of the Acting Attorney General (More)
UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstances
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his support for the end to torture under all circumstances on Monday. Speaking on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture , Ban called the legal prohibition of torture "crystal clear (More)
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