Tag Archive | Law

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Undoing the GOP Manipulation of the Courts. What the US Can Learn From Germany

In the tribute he wrote in 1954 for Robert Jackson, his friend and Supreme Court colleague, Justice Felix Frankfurter explained the profound effect that the experience of prosecuting the Nazi leadership at Nuremberg had on Jackson’s endeavour to understand the human condition. “An essentially good-natured, an even innocently unsophisticated temperament, was there made to realise […]

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Posted in US, World

A memorial to the slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated here 27 February 2015 outside the walls of the Kremlin. Image by Marco Fieber.

Repression, It’s the Law

  Vladimir Putin’s Russia has, especially in recent years, come under heavy criticism from many in the West. Much of this criticism, however, deals with Russian aggression toward Ukraine, the extrajudicial killings of critics of the Putin regime such as Alexander Litvinenko, or accusations of widespread corruption. All of these issues are clearly in violation […]

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Posted in Europe, Political Security, Russia, Security Issues, World

Official Opening of the Permanent Premises of the International Criminal Court

Are Notions of Retributive Justice Helpful?

The International Criminal Court and its perception of justice being achieved through trial, conviction and imprisonment shows a notion of retributive justice, a notion that may have limited effectiveness in the context of Uganda and the case of Dominic Ongwen. With the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Commander Dominic Ongwen currently ongoing, the […]

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Posted in Africa, Conflict, World


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The worst thing about this lie about the Pfizer vaccine from the Brexit loons in the British Govt is that this is one point we really need people to have faith in authority & in science. Their toxic nationalist distortions will cause some to distrust what’s being offered. twitter.com/annettedittert…

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