Archive for February, 2011

To Subscribe To The New RSS Feed for The International Jurist

Just a quick post for those still subscribed to the feed for

You can subscribe to the feed for The International Jurist at its new location through RSS or email ( with the following link:


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Re; Work On Him Until He Confesses

This is a quick post to add a link from Human Rights Watch new report entitled ‘Work On Him Until He Confesses’.

The report documents how President Hosni Mubarak’s Government(Egypt) allows police abuse towards its own citizens by failing to investigate accusations of torture, and not allowing criminal prosecutions. There in effect leaving the abused party with NO form of remedy.

The link will bring to a page that sets out the table of content for the report, and allows you to receive it in the English and Arabic translation.

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To The Email Subscribers

This short post is directly addressed to all those who are email subscribers to The International Jurist.

With the move, the initial “mailing list” will cease to function. However, I am working on getting an email subscription service on The International, probably via Feedburner. I’ll try to get it up as soon as possible, but you’ll have to resubscribe there once it is installed.

Thank you for your patience,


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The International Jurist Is Moving

Dear Readers,

It has taken a while, but I have finally set up The International Jurist over at

Starting tomorrow, will redirect to

See you there!


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The Economist on Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War

The Economist has published about two weeks ago a very interesting piece on the use of rape as a weapon of war, in the past and present. It’s worthwhile reading for anyone interested. Here’s an excerpt:

Rape in war is as old as war itself. After the sack of Rome 16 centuries ago Saint Augustine called rape in wartime an “ancient and customary evil”. For soldiers, it has long been considered one of the spoils of war. Antony Beevor, a historian who has written about rape during the Soviet conquest of Germany in 1945, says that rape has occurred in war since ancient times, often perpetrated by indisciplined soldiers. But he argues that there are also examples in history of rape being used strategically, to humiliate and to terrorise, such as the Moroccan regulares in Spain’s civil war.

As the reporting of rape has improved, the scale of the crime has become more horrifyingly apparent (see table). And with the Bosnian war of the 1990s came the widespread recognition that rape has been used systematically as a weapon of war and that it must be punished as an egregious crime.

H/T Laura Seay (Texas in Africa).

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Some News About The International Jurist

It is time to share some news regarding this blog, for those who are interested.

First of all, I have been trying for almost a week now to transfer The International Jurist to its own web host with The result I have so far is here: I am not nearly as happy with it as I thought I would be, the theme not corresponding to the one available here on, and the whole transfer/setting up was a lot more complicated than I expected.

As matter of fact, if there are WordPress(.org) experts among readers of this blog, please contact me. I have a few questions for you.

Until I get working as it should, the blog will remain here hosted at

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