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Victims of Rape and Law: How the Laws of the Arab World Protect Rapists, Not Victims
JURIST Guest Columnist Mais Haddad, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, discusses laws in Arab countries that protect rapists and further oppress rape victims.... In the Arab world, women are under systematic discrimination socially, politicall (More)
Technological Innovation and Press Censorship
JURIST Guest Columnist Derek Bambauer of Brooklyn Law School says that the increased censorship of journalists worldwide is a result of technological innovations, which facilitate dissemination of information, but heighten the perceived threat to gov (More)
Human Rights and Respecting Personal Freedoms in Iraq
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq's handling of the violence perpetrated against an unpopular group of people may ultimately determine the type of state Iraq will evolve into over the cou (More)
Military Commissions: No Longer a Useful Strategy
JURIST Guest Columnist John Bickers of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law says that changes in the past decade have made the use of military commissions in the fight against al Qaeda both unnecessary and politically detriment (More)
Iraq Withdrawal Highlights the Need for Smart Power
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the pending withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and the challenges to maintaining security in that country and in the region requires a new strategy in dealing with the region to (More)
Violations of Palestinian Children's Rights Raises Serious Risks
JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Hart, Lecturer at the University of Bath, argues that violations of Palestinian children's rights by Israeli authorities pose risks to both the children and the organizations serving them... (More)
Continued Dysfunction Marks Guantanamo Bureaucracy
JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says there is a systematic dysfunction within the bureaucracy of the Guantánamo Bay detention (More)
Targeted Killings Increasingly Supplant Legal Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Kersten, an MPhil/PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, says that Gaddafi's death is just one example of worrying trend, in which legal justice is being replaced with targeted killings... (More)
Unintended Consequences: Gaddafi's Death and the Arab Spring
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Toone, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2012, has spent over two years working and studying in the Middle East, including six months as an embedded civilian social scientist with the First Armored (More)
Expedited Justice: Gaddafi's Death and the Rise of Targeted Killings
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the death of Muammar Gaddafi and one of his sons exemplifies an emerging trend towards the use of targeted and extrajudicial killings instead of attempts to capture and prosecut (More)