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Legal News
1 day ago
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention [official website] on Thursday released a statement [press release] finding that Julian Assange [BBC profile], founder of the controversial website WikiLeaks [website], has been arbitrarily detained in the UK since 2010. Assange was initially arrested in December of 2010 stemming from rape … [read more]

Academic Commentary
1 Jul 2015
by Albert Scherr of University of New Hampshire School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Albert E. Scherr of the University of New Hampshire School of Law discusses four outcomes of the FIFA scandal in the context of international criminal law... The FIFA scandal has dominated recent international sports news. As FIFA's annual conference was about to begin, the US Department of … [read more]

Legal News
12 May 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The Swedish Supreme Court [official website, in Swedish] on Monday rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks [official website] founder Julian Assange [Telegraph profile] seeking to overturn a 2010 arrest warrant for alleged sexual assault that was reissued [JURIST report] by a lower court late last year. The warrant requires Assange … [read more]

Legal News
13 Mar 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Swedish prosecutors on Friday issued a request to question WikiLeaks [official website] founder Julian Assange [Telegraph profile] over sexual assault allegations at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has lived since June of 2012. The move marks a change of course for the team of prosecutors, who have … [read more]

Legal News
23 Nov 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A Swedish appeals court [official website] on Thursday upheld an arrest warrant to question Wikileaks [official website] founder Julian Assange about claims dealing with sexual assault. Assange has denied all the allegations behind the warrant and has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy [BBC report] in London, where he … [read more]

22 Jul 2013
by Sean Gallagher

Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the NSA who leaked the NSA Power Point slides to the Washington Post and The Guardian, has been very open with the media regarding his background, education, work history and motives surrounding his leaking of NSA information. Snowden was born in Elizabeth, North Carolina … [read more]

Student Commentary
17 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Brice Biggins, George Mason University School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the rarity of treason charges in the US and argues that Edward Snowden should be charged with violating the Espionage Act of 1917... After leaking the existence of the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM program … [read more]

Legal News
25 Oct 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The controversial intelligence-leaking website Wikileaks [website; JURIST news archive] on Thursday began releasing [press release] a series of confidential US detainee policies [Wikileaks page], according to the website. The site said that it will release "more than 100 classified or otherwise restricted files from the United States Department of … [read more]

Legal News
4 Feb 2012
by Jamie Davis

[JURIST] US Army [official website] commander Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington [official profile] referred Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] to a general court-marital Friday on all charges for allegedly releasing classified information to WikiLeaks [website; JURIST news archive]. The referral to a court-martial means Manning will now stand … [read more]

Academic Commentary
22 Oct 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that social media and networking have proven pivotal in the success of the Arab Spring protest movements in a manner that was previously unforeseen by commentators and scholars...The ongoing protests in the Arab Spring are unprecedented in scope … [read more]

Legal News
29 Nov 2010
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Defense (DOD) [official websites] are conducting a criminal investigation of WikiLeaks [website; JURIST news archive] over its release of confidential government communications. Holder condemned WikiLeaks' recent release of government cables [NYT … [read more]

Legal News
10 Aug 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday called for the Taliban [CFR backgrounder] and other insurgent groups in Afghanistan to be tried for war crimes [press release] for targeting civilians. The statement was released following the 2010 Mid-Year Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict [text; UN News … [read more]

Legal News
26 Jul 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Wikileaks [website] founder Julian Assange [Telegraph profile] said Monday that the Afghan War Diaries [materials], a compilation of 91,000 documents leaked to the organization on the US war effort in Afghanistan, may provide evidence of war crimes committed by US forces. The statement comes after the release of the … [read more]

Professional Commentary
22 Feb 2010

David Dadge [Director, International Press Institute]: "The International Press Institute (IPI), as an organisation that has campaigned for almost 60 years for press freedom, wholeheartedly welcomes the proposals made in the Icelandic parliament. By selecting the best elements from existing laws overseas and combining them in these new proposals, Iceland … [read more]

Legal News
20 Dec 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Two Albanians who hijacked an Athens bus and took 23 passangers hostage last Wednesday in a standoff that went on for 18 hours before they surrendered apologized in court Monday for what they themselves called a "stupid act." The men had demanded a $1 million ransom and threatened to … [read more]

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