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1 Dec 2010, 6:41 am by Kenneth Anderson
(Kenneth Anderson) Kevin Jon Heller, Roger Alford, Julian Ku, and Peter Spiro — who represent a wide range of political and legal views — offer up analyses of legal questions surrounding Wikileaks and Assange over at the international law blog Opinio Juris.   [read post]
6 Nov 2010, 4:03 pm by Benjamin Wittes
In my earlier post arguing that Human Rights Watch was staking out ground distinct from that of the ACLU and CCR, I made three basic points (all of them tentative) in response to Kevin Jon Heller’s earlier objections. [read post]
4 Nov 2010, 12:23 pm by Benjamin Wittes
When last we left the question of targeted killings, Kevin Jon Heller and I were arguing over how to read Tom Malinowski’s statement on behalf of Human Rights Watch on the subject. [read post]
1 Nov 2010, 8:42 am by Benjamin Wittes
Kevin Jon Heller makes several challenging points in response to my earlier thoughts on Tom Malinowski’s statement on targeted killings. [read post]
20 Oct 2010, 7:26 pm by Kenneth Anderson
(Kenneth Anderson) Some VC readers, particularly academics, might be interested in the guest posts going up this week at Opinio Juris by John Louth, the editor in chief of academic law at Oxford University Press, thanks to the good offices of OJ’s Kevin Jon Heller.   [read post]
21 Sep 2010, 5:27 pm by Trey Childress
Royal Dutch Petroleum has justifiably spurred much talk in the blogosphere, including posts by Trey Childress http://conflictoflaws.net/2010/is-it-the-end-of-the-alien-tort-statute/, Ken Anderson http://opiniojuris.org/2010/09/17/extra-thoughts-on-todays-2nd-circuit-ats-decision/, Julian Ku http://opiniojuris.org/2010/09/17/goodbye-to-ats-litigation-second-circuit-rejects-corporate-liability-for-violations-of-customary-international-law/, and Kevin Jon Heller… [read post]
18 Sep 2010, 9:49 am by Marta Requejo
Accordingly, plaintiffs’ ATS claims must be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction Being very much interested myself on this subject, I reproduce here under a comment by professor Anderson in The Volokh Conspiracy blog and Opinio Iuris – where you will find also comments from Kevin Jon Heller and Julian Ku. [read post]
17 Sep 2010, 8:20 pm by Kenneth Anderson
(Kenneth Anderson) I’ve now had a chance to read a little more closely the decision, majority and concurrence, in Kiobel v. [read post]
6 Sep 2010, 11:48 am by Kenneth Anderson
Not everyone does, to be sure; over at Opinio Juris, my co-blogger Kevin Jon Heller argues that, at least outside of a recognized war zone, an American is entitled to adversarial judicial process, and adds: We would never allow a state to execute an American citizen simply because the Governor has decided that he was guilty of capital murder (or, worse, that he intended to commit capital murder at some unspecified point in the future); such an execution would be a… [read post]
12 Aug 2010, 10:41 am
As Wedgwood wrote, and Opinio Juris blogger Kevin Jon Heller agreed, the United States needs to reevaluate its relationship to Rwanda.In short, the international community needs to pressure Kagame to move away from a platform of unity and towards one that emphasizes civil liberties. [read post]
13 Jun 2010, 7:28 pm by Kenneth Anderson
Kevin Jon Heller and Julian Ku — not sparring, but instead trying to give an initial read on the deal.   [read post]
2 Jun 2010, 8:15 am by David Bernstein
UPDATE: Greenwald updates: “for an excellent discussion of the illegality of the Israeli raid, see this analysis from former British Ambassador and maritime law expert Craig Murray, and this one from International Law Professor Kevin Jon Heller (the Post has a decent article on this topic today as well).” [read post]
2 Jun 2010, 7:37 am by Michael
Kevin Jon Heller has an interesting post trying to work out whether Israel's blockade of Gaza is legal. [read post]
30 Apr 2010, 8:56 pm by David Bernstein
Even Kevin Jon Heller has blogged not a word about the TNR story. [read post]
16 Apr 2010, 2:15 am
From our Opinio Juris colleague Kevin Jon Heller, news that papers are being sought for what promises to be a fascinating event:The conference, entitled Untold Stories: Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials, will be held October 15-16, 2010, at the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia. [read post]
7 Apr 2010, 5:35 pm by Kenneth Anderson
Then there is a post on a slightly different question from Kevin Jon Heller, asking about the effect in domestic law of a place where a killing might occur.   [read post]
27 Mar 2010, 11:45 am by Kenneth Anderson
In the academic blogosphere, reaction was not so enthused — although my Opinio Juris colleague Julian Ku was pleased that the Koh speech embraced the Bush rationale of armed conflict in addressing Al Qaeda terrorism, my other Opinio Juris colleague Kevin Jon Heller was not so enthused (although KJH was actually commenting on another part of the Koh address, on the ICC and the crime of aggression).   [read post]