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A Day to Remember Justice
June 26 is a day designated by the United Nations as International Day in support of victims of torture. The General Assembly resolution creating the date imagined this as a day stakeholders - member states and their citizens - would unite in support (More)
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)
On “No-No Boy,” Penguin is Right
When John Okada wrote “No-No Boy” in 1957, no one cared. An obscure novel published by a Japanese press, it told the story of a Japanese-American man who chose to resist the draft and go to prison, rather than fight for a country that had forced his (More)
Sexual Harassment Allegations Against the CJI: A View of the Legal Side
The Indian Judiciary faced an unprecedented problem when a former junior court assistant alleged sexual harassment by the current Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi. After the publication of the affidavit of the complainant in media, an urgent hear (More)
Accounting for Missing Migrants: Civil, Criminal, and Humanitarian Law Perspectives
In The Hague last week at the Headquarters of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), policymakers and stakeholders discussed a coherent international approach to accounting for people who have gone missing as a result of conflict and (More)
On Ignorance of Binding Law: The President, the National Security Advisor, and Congress
In the continuously unsettling matter of Otto Warmbier, Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un, a key legal point has been overlooked or obscured: Whether or not the North Korean leader actually knew of Mr. Warmbier's brutal treatment, torture and death, he re (More)
An Introduction to the Opioid Litigation
As trials begin in March, all eyes are on the multi-state opioid litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. More than 30 states, including hard-hit Ohio and West Virginia, and nearly 1,500 cities and counties have filed suit ag (More)
Fear - A Dictator’s Tool
Thomas Jefferson is reported to have said: "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." I have investigated and prosecuted dictators and their henchmen for most of my professional lif (More)
Abortion Case Has Deeper Implications for Mexican Democracy
After the local Human Rights Ombudsman filed an action of unconstitutionality, the 11 justices of the Supreme Court of Mexico gathered last month to discuss and rule on the constitutionality of an amendment to the Constitution of Baja California  eff (More)