The Patriot Act: How it effects you Michael Webster, Investigative Reporter Amereican Chronicle, February 15, 2008 http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/52560 The Patriot Act was passed into law on October 24, 2001 by the Congress of the United States, just 45 days after the … Read more . . .
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-scotus1apr01,1,1982520.story Judges can still punish acquitted defendants In refusing to consider a Wisconsin man's appeal, the Supreme Court says jurists can issue prison sentences even if the jury has cleared a defendant of certain crimes. By David G. Savage, Los … Read more . . .
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/09/washington/09justice.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper&oref=slogin In Justice Shift, Corporate Deals Replace Trials by Eric Lichtblau, New York Times April 9, 2008 WASHINGTON ? In 2005, federal authorities concluded that a Monsanto consultant had visited the home of an Indonesian official and, with the approval … Read more . . .
U.S. Imposes sanctions on Syrian businessman International Hereald Tribune, 22 Febr. 2008 The United States on Thursday imposed economic sanctions against a prominent Syrian businessman as part of an effort to punish officials in Syria for alleged efforts to undermine … Read more . . .
EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION AND SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY ON TRIAL:NORIEGA, PINOCHET, AND MILOSEVIC’TRENDS IN POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW Adam Isaac Hasson* http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/lawreviews/meta-elements/journals/bciclr/25_1/05_TXT.htm Abstract: Prosecutions of former heads of state are becoming increasingly common. In 1990, the United States arrested and convicted … Read more . . .
LRB | Vol. 27 No. 10 dated 19 May 2005 | Protocols of Machismo by Corey Robin Arguing about War by Michael Walzer Yale, 208 pp, ‘16.99 Chain of Command by Seymour Hersh [ Buy from the London Review Bookshop … Read more . . .
The Secret Downing Street Memo —– SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL – UK EYES ONLY DAVID MANNING From: Matthew Rycroft Date: 23 July 2002 S 195 /02 cc: Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Attorney-General, Sir Richard Wilson, John Scarlett, Francis Richards, CDS, … Read more . . .
What’s worse than an illegal war? A legal one The debate about Iraq should focus on its impact on humanity, not its failure to live up to legal niceties. Brendan O’Neill November 6, 2006 9:47 AM |? If I hear … Read more . . .
Governance and Legitimacy in the Era of Globalization by Elias Davidsson (August 2001) 1. Governments purport to be emanations of nations’ collective will. When governments participate in international organisations they purport to represent the will and interests of “their” … Read more . . .
How Germany and the USSR secretely agreed that Latvia would be occupied by the USSR http://www.latvians.com/en/Reading/TheStoryOfLatvia/SoLatvia-07-chap.php The Story of Latvia ? […] THE TRAGEDY OF 1940 The bad example of the governing methods of the U.S.S.R. created similar totalitarian regimes … Read more . . .
Secret pact allows unannounced port calls by U.S. nuke ships Japan Policy & Politics,” Sept 4, 2000? TOKYO, Aug. 30 Kyodo Japan and the United States concluded secret agreements when revising the bilateral mutual security treaty in 1960 allowing port … Read more . . .
Egypt, Tunisia sign secret agreements to exempt Americans from the international criminal court Egypt–Tunisia, Politics, 6/17/2003 http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/030617/2003061716.html The US Department Of State announced yesterday that other five countries approved to exempt American soldiers from being subject to the International Criminal … Read more . . .
The Independent (London), October 27, 2006 Friday? Reparations that are now an absurdity; LEADING ARTICLE; In the topsy-turvy world of international politics, Iraq, a nation in political and economic turmoil, has just paid more than $21.4bn (?11.3bn) in “war reparations” … Read more . . .
US could start losing its international assets to compensate for its illegal acts. Tehran court judgment could turn over US embassy to plaintiff. The US has been ordered to pay an Iranian businessman damages, or present a list of assets for seizure.
(This ruling appears to establish a defence of necessity to breaches of the Official Secrets Act, although it does not find that Shayler can rely on that defence.) Case No: 2001/02869/S4 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE COURT OF APPEAL … Read more . . .
R. v. Chaulk  3 S.C.R. 1303: Set out the Oakes reasonable limit test: objective of sufficient importance; Means: "rationally connected" to the objective; impair rights as "little as possible�; effects on the limitation of rights proportional to the objective. … Read more . . .
Why International Law Matters By Richard Falk Visiting Distinguished Professor, Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara and Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University. TFF associate March 12, 2003 There is little doubt that the White House seems … Read more . . .
Statute of the International Court of Justice Article 1 The International Court of Justice established by the Charter of the United Nations as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations shall be constituted and shall function in accordance with … Read more . . .