The Steep Price of Executive Power Post 9/11: Reclaiming Our Past to Insure Our Future

By Jeffrey S. Brand and Amos N. Guiora for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. It is no surprise that the September 11th attacks – which killed 3000 civilians, reduced the World Trade Center to molten steel, and left a gaping hole in the Pentagon – ushered in an era of relentless pursuit of suspected terrorists, including ramped up surveillance, […]

Sticks and Stones – Words and Consequences

By Wayne McCormack for GlobalJusticeBlog.com.  Thousands of gallons of ink are being spilled about the attack on Charlie Hebdo, almost all condemning the violence, some questioning the extent to which ridicule is appropriate, and some even tending to assert the need for a police state to monitor and detain any person who might be potentially […]

Does Torture Violate more than just U.S. and International Law?

By Steven Nielsen for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. I am an American. I believe in the fair treatment of all people despite where he or she may be from or for what crimes he or she may have committed. In addition, I believe that prisoners or detainees should always be treated with respect and should never be subjected […]

Drone Court Proposal: A Response to Professor Vladeck

By Jeffery S. Brand, Amos Guiora and Steven Barela for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. This post is in response to “Drone Courts: The Wrong Solution to the Wrong Problem,” by Steve Vladeck originally posted on justsecurity.org December 2, 2014. Professor Brand is the co-author, along with University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora, of an […]

International Response to Non-State Force

By Steven Young for GlobalJusticeBlog.com Traditional states once were the only entities with the power to work extra-territorially in a significant manner. This power was manifest through diplomacy, economics, and the use and threat of force. The United Nations (U.N.) was formed in order to control states and the manner in which force was used […]

The President and Targeted Killing

By Jacob Fisher for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. The United States was changed forever after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and since then we as a nation have been fighting an enemy unlike any previously known. Traditional rules of warfare, International Law, and treaties such as the Geneva Conventions which coalesced into the Law of Armed […]

Maritime Transgressions: Somali Piracy in Context

By Vanessa Coleman for GlobalJusticeBlog.com.  Over the past two decades, the world has experienced an upsurge in maritime piracy.[1] Attention has been predominantly focused on the Somali coasts and the Gulf of Aden, a vital artery in global commerce along the route through the Suez Canal. Every year, more than 16,000 ships[2] or approximately eight […]

Government Complacency and Complicity in Human Trafficking

By Anna Fletcher for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. Most citizens of developed nations believe that slavery ended more than a century ago. With the spread of democracy and the near-universal belief in human rights, more people enjoy freedoms and liberties that have previously been denied throughout history. Although more people enjoy more liberty than ever before, unfortunately, men, […]

China’s Anti-Corruption Move: Human Rights and Extraterritorial Enforcement

By Travis Horlacher for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. China’s corruption crackdown has been grabbing international news headlines since Chinese President Xi Jinping directed the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) to begin its anti-corruption campaign as he took executive authority in December 2012. In response to domestic and international pressure, combined with solid economic reasons, to reign in […]

Tackling the Unseen: Addressing the Small Arms and Light Weapons Market

By Justin Bossard for GlobalJusticeBlog.com The image that follows is reasonably familiar to most: a trade show where the latest cutting-edge products of the industry are demonstrated to a highly select group of discerning customers. This show includes information booths, experts, salespeople, hands-on demos, and representatives from some of the largest multinational companies around the […]