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Legal News
4 Feb 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 230 protesters to life in prison, finding them guilty of taking part in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Cairo in December 2011. Among those sentenced, was [AP report] prominent activist Ahmed Douma, who is seen as one of the leading forces … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jan 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Mexican authorities have arrested a hit man for the Guerreros Unidos gang in connection with disappearance and alleged massacre of 43 students from a teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, in the state of Guerrero. The Mexican government believes the students were killed [DPA news report] by the Guerreros Unidos gang … [read more]


Features
17 Jan 2015

Shortly before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence declassified the torture report, the UN Committee Against Torture released their own report condemning the US for failure to comply with the international Convention Against Torture treaty. Following the December 9, 2014 release of the Senate torture report, the UN Special … [read more]


Student Commentary
2 Dec 2014
by Anton Moiseienko of Queen Mary University of London

JURIST Guest Columnist Anton Moiseienko, PhD Student at Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London, discusses the problem of recovery of stolen state assets and describes what obstacles Ukraine may face in its pursuit of the governmental assets diverted by the Yanukovich regime ...A year passed on November 21, … [read more]


Legal News
1 Dec 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Nazi-hunter and director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center [advocacy website] Efraim Zuroff told [BBC report] the BBC Monday that he is certain that wanted Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner died in Syria four years ago. Zuroff said that new information from a former German secret service agent indicates that … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2014
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The EU Court of Justice [official website] on Tuesday affirmed [judgment, text] a German court decision to ban unemployment benefits of a Romanian immigrant who did not seek employment in Germany. Pursuant to the 2004 EU directive on freedom of movement [text], EU citizens must have sufficient resources to … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The French Court of Cassation [official website, in French] ruled [judgment, in French] on Monday that a woman is allowed to adopt the child of her same-sex spouse conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The ruling by the French high court comes following recently enacted laws [JURIST report] regarding … [read more]


Legal News
28 Apr 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced 683 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to death, including the group's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie [Washington Institute backgrounder]. The judge also confirmed [Al Jazeera report] the death sentence of 37 of 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced … [read more]


Legal News
20 Apr 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 people, alleged to be members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], to three and a half years each in prison. The accused were imprisoned in connection with protests last November against the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Egypt's Primary Alexandria Court on Tuesday declared the nation's Supreme Election Commission is forbidden from accepting a nomination from members of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC Profile; JURIST news archive] in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for May 26-27 and the parliamentary elections to follow. The ruling came after an … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] on Tuesday struck down [judgment; press release, PDF] an EU-wide law that stipulates how private data must be collected and stored. The ECJ ruled the collection of traffic and location data via the Data Retention Directive [EU backgrounder] by public electronic … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2014
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany [official website, in German] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, in German; press release, in German] the constitutionality of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) [text, PDF]. This affirms the court's 2012 decision [JURIST report], which rejected a preliminary injunction to halt the implementation of the … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2014
by Amy Mathieu

[JURIST] Germany's Karlsruhe court [official website, in German] ruled on Wednesday that the 3% voting threshold for political parties to enter the the European Parliament [official website] is unconstitutional. The German government lowered the voting threshold from 5% to 3% last year, but the top court ruled [BBC report] by … [read more]


Legal News
15 Feb 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev [official website] announced a decree [text, PDF, in Russian] on Thursday banning gay couples or single people from countries that legally allow same-sex marriage from adopting Russian children. The Russian government resolution [materials, in Russian] is purportedly aimed at helping to "improve the procedure … [read more]


Legal News
12 Dec 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland will soon be able to adopt children, officials said Wednesday. The announcement came after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal [BBC report] by Health Minister Edwin Poots [official profile], finding that it did not meet the criteria. The Northern Ireland High Court [official website] … [read more]


Features
29 Nov 2013

The Balkans is a region in southern Europe that stretches from Croatia to Bulgaria and derives its names from the Balkan Mountains. The region was invaded in the 14th century by the Ottoman Empire, which ruled for nearly 500 years. In 1878, the signing of the Treaty of Berlin redefined … [read more]


Features
20 Sep 2013

The US Constitution granted separate war powers to both Congress and the President, and neither branch has refrained [PDF] from exercising those powers. During the 19th century, Congress formally declared three wars and authorized the president to engage in military actions on several occasions. In July 1798, President John … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

D uring his 2008 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama began advocating the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and holding civilian trials for detainees. Soon after his November 2008 election, reports revealed that Obama's advisers had already begun working on a legal strategy to try large numbers of Guantanamo … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, claimed on Wednesday that it was an act of aggression for European countries to deny the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales [BBC profile], the right to fly through their airspace. Llorenti alleged that international law had been violated by those countries, … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma [official website, in Russian], on Friday unanimously approved a ban on the adoption of orphans by foreign same-sex couples and single foreign nationals who reside in countries where same-sex marriage is legal. The bill will need approval from the upper house and … [read more]

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