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Nanda Op-Ed: For Iraq’s Kurds, a long struggle for a homeland

October 02, 2017

Professor Nanda looks into Kurdistani history and last week’s passing of the non-binding freedom referendum.

Read his October 2nd column here.

Professor Nanda Honored by Congressman Coffman

September 29, 2017

On Friday, September 22nd, Congressman Mike Coffman presented Professor Ved Nanda with a copy of the Congressional Record. Congressman Coffman recognized Professor Nanda’s dedication to the law, DU, his students, the community and his commitment to ensure human rights for all.


Denver Law Dean Bruce Smith gave a champagne toast that gave a fitting end to a quiet ceremony featuring Chancellor Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie and DU Trustee Doug Scrivner. Members of the law faculty and staff, Nanda Center board, law students and Indian community joined Katharine and Anjali Nanda in the well-deserved celebration.

Read more in the DU Newsroom article

Nanda Op-Ed: How the India-Pakistan Partition Gave My Life Purpose

August 28, 2017

Professor Ved Nanda on the shattering experiences that led to his life-long fight for peace and human rights.

Read his August 25th column here

For more reading on Partition, visit

Intl Law Society & the Denver Journal of Intl Law & Policy Kick Off Events

August 21, 2017

Tuesday, August 22nd, 12 noon, Law 180


Thursday, August 24th, 4-6 pm, 2nd floor Law lobby


Legalization of soft-drugs—Views from the U.S. and Italy

July 19, 2017

On June 14, 2017, legal experts from the US and Italy gathered at the Law School of the University of Naples “Federico II” to discuss the challenges and perspectives of soft-drugs legalization, in the context of the inaugural colloquium of the international convention set up between the nearly 800-year old Italian law school and Denver University Sturm College of Law.

Professor Amedeo Arena summarizes this international colloquium in this The View from Above article. He is an Associate Professor of European Union Law at the University of Naples “Federico II” School of Law, where he serves as coordinator of the academic cooperation agreement with Denver University Sturm College of Law

Syrian Refugees: Part 2 - the US Syrian Refugee Process

June 28, 2017

The second in a three-part series, this is a timely (and short) review of the refugee process for Syrian applicants — written prior to the recent Supreme Court ruling.

Given their ruling, will there be much change to the process? The current process as defined under the Obama Administration can be seen in this infographic

Read the first installment in The View From Above blog series here

Series author David Coats, 3L, is a staff editor for the student-run Denver Journal for International Law and Policy.

Nanda Op-Ed: Questions About North Korea

May 01, 2017

Professor Nanda addresses the tensions rising over Trump’s statements and actions regarding North Korea in Sunday’s Denver Post.

Read his column PUBLISHED: April 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm | UPDATED: April 28, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Op-Ed: Nanda on the world’s broken refugee system

October 03, 2016

Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post ,PUBLISHED: September 29, 2016 at 10:54 am | UPDATED: September 29, 2016 at 11:08 am

Existing international and national laws are inadequate to deal with the current explosion in the numbers of refugees. Professor Nanda discusses how the existing structure must change and what more is needed.

Read the Denver Post Article online.

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Must Read theGuardian Op-Ed—Syria and Intl Law

October 03, 2016

If international law is at the vanishing point of law,
then the law of war is, perhaps,
even more conspicuously,
at the vanishing point of international law. — Hersch Lauterbach, 1950’s UN intl lawer

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Huge Legal Win Over Intl Terrorism Claims

September 29, 2016

Yesterday, the 114th Congress (2015-2016) overrode the President’s veto and passed the

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (S.2040)

This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages that occur inside the United States as a result of a tort, including an act of terrorism, committed anywhere by a foreign state or official.

It amends the federal criminal code to permit civil claims against a foreign state or official for injuries, death, or damages from an act of international terrorism. Additionally, the bill authorizes federal courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over and impose liability on a person who commits, or aids, abets, or conspires to commit, an act of international terrorism against a U.S. national.

The text of the Bill may be read here.

S.2040 Justice Against Terrorism Act »

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