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Legal News
4 days ago
by Gwenyth Gamble

The German Cabinet [official website] approved new asylum laws on Wednesday in response to the hundreds of thousands of refugees [CFR backgrounder] that have entered the country since the beginning of 2015. The bill [press release] will speed up asylum procedures and related legal appeals and will bar entry into … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jan 2016
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

Authorities in Germany arrested an unidentified 26-year-old Algerian man on Monday on suspicion of committing sexual assault during New Year's Eve celebrations in Cologne. The man, who is reported to be an asylum seeker, is accused [The Guardian report] of groping a woman and stealing her mobile phone. He was … [read more]


Legal News
27 Nov 2015
by Emelina Perez

Algeria's former counter-terrorism chief Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi, also known as General Hassan, was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for allegedly breaching orders and destroying documents. In 2013 he was forced to retire by a military judge, a move thought by many to be an attempt by Algerian President Abdelaziz … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Djamel Ameziane filed a petition [brief, PDF] with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) [official website] seeking reparations from the US government for human rights violations he alleges that he endured while in custody. Ameziane was forcibly returned to his home country of Algeria … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jul 2015
by William Helbling

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [official profile, in French] on Wednesday issued an emergency plan [press release] to combat the ethic driven civil unrest in the southern city of Ghardaia. It is reported [AP report] that 22 people have died due the violence exhibited within the region by rival gangs. The … [read more]


Legal News
25 Apr 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] United Nations (UN) [offical website] Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Friday expressed concern [UN report] over attacks in Mali in which members of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) [advocacy website] were specifically targeted, resulting in numerous casualties. So far, the UN has reported … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Tuesday expressed concern [press release] over the increased violence and human rights abuses committed in Mali. Bandits, Islamist armed groups and pro-government militias have reportedly threatened the security of civilians in the central and northern Mali, with little or no action from … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] A United Nations internal inquiry [report] on Thursday concluded that members of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) used "unauthorized and excessive force" resulting in the deaths of three civilian protesters and the injuries of four other individuals in January. Launched [press release] in February, the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
22 Nov 2014
by Dmytro Galagan of VoxUkraine
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Dmytro Galagan, of VoxUkraine, discusses the ongoing natural gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia ...On November 16, 2014, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine (Naftogaz) and OJSC Gazprom (Gazprom) informed that they had filed lawsuits against each other at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). … [read more]


Legal News
18 Oct 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Claims of human rights abuse against Sahrawi refugees living in camps in the Sahara desert administered by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario) [advocacy website] have been exaggerated, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [text, PDF] Saturday. The refugee … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai [official website] on Saturday approved the execution of five men as what is possibly his final act in office. The five men were convicted and sentenced to death [JURIST report] two weeks ago for their involvement in the armed robbery and gang-rape of a family … [read more]


Legal News
15 Sep 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] An Afghanistan court of appeals on Monday sentenced five men to death for their involvement in the armed robbery and gang-rape of a family outside Kabul. Two other defendants, out of the original group of seven defendants who allegedly [Al Jazeera report] stopped the victims' car while dressed as … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] Two major human rights advocacy groups on Tuesday voiced [HRW press release] their opposition to the "unfair trial" that led to the conviction of 26 Algerian activists on charges of holding an "armed gathering" and violence against the police. Nine activists were sentenced to six months in prison. The … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] urged [press release] the UN Security Council [official website] on Friday to extend the MINURSO mandate [UN backgrounder] to include human rights monitoring for its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara . AI sent a report to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [official website] illustrating the … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday published a letter [text] to US President Barack Obama [official website], urging the US to expedite the return of Yemeni detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder]. The letter notes that 55 of the 76 individuals recommended for transfer … [read more]


Legal News
21 Mar 2014
by Stephen Adelgren

[JURIST] Uruguayan President Jose Mujica [official website, in Spanish] announced on Thursday that his country has agreed with US President Barack Obama to take five inmates at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder], reportedly stating that they would be "welcome to work and stay with their families in Uruguay." Obama is attempting … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday expressed concern [press release] about Algerian authorities suppressing demonstrations in the weeks leading up to the Algerian elections. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [official profile, in French] is running for a fourth term, and the crackdown on protests appears to focus [UPI … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense [official website] on Wednesday announced the transfer [press release] of Guantanamo [JURIST backgrounder] detainee Ahmed Belbacha to Algeria. Belbacha, a native Algerian who was detained in Pakistan in 2002, had been held at Guantanamo for 12 years without a trial or formal charges. Algeria … [read more]


Professional Commentary
6 Mar 2014
by J. Wells Dixon of Center for Constitutional Rights
edited by Stephen Krug

JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, says that the continued detentions at Guantánamo are arbitrary and unduly perpetual...In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that the US would complete its military mission in Afghanistan by the … [read more]


Legal News
9 Feb 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The UN and the African Union (AU) [official website] have signed [press release] a joint agreement on the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in Africa. The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura [UN profile], signed the document with Ambassador Smail Chergui [AU profile] of Algeria, … [read more]

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