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Features
15 Nov 2015
by Cristina Correnti

The term "genetically modified organisms" (GMOs) describes food with genetic material that has been manipulated through genetic engineering. This process isolates desirable genes from certain species and inserts them into another, creating plants that may look like traditionally bred species but have added characteristics that do not occur naturally. The … [read more]


Features
15 Nov 2015
by Christopher Dellana

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), have become synonymous with the chemical and biological alteration of the modern food supply since their introduction in the mid 1990s. GMOs promote desirable plant genetics, which results in savings for both farmers and consumers. Beyond this, the use of GMOs in crops results in the … [read more]


Student Commentary
19 Dec 2014
by Gregory Fouladi of Valparaiso University Law School
edited by Cassandra Baubie

JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory Fouladi, Valparaiso University School of Law Class of 2016, discusses the Constitutional ambiguity surrounding Federal Agency phishing techniques ... Imagine a scenario where you are sitting in a private area of your home browsing on your personal computer. You may have be doing research, reading the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
23 Apr 2014
by Eric Lasker of Hollingsworth LLP
edited by Jason Kellam

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Lasker of Hollingsworth LLP discusses standing and City of New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp.... It is a fundamental tenet of our constitutional system of justice that courts are limited in jurisdiction to cases or controversies involving injuries that are "concrete, particularized and actual or imminent." … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] In recognition of the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims [event website], UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile, JURIST news archive] urged global leaders Monday to take seriously [press release] the recommendations of commissions of inquiry … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A Bahraini high criminal court on Monday acquitted two police officers on trial for the torture of six Shiite doctors during the uprising against the Sunni regime in 2011. The Grand Criminal Court's Third Chamber acquitted the two officers of all charges due to the lack of adequate evidence … [read more]


Legal News
5 May 2013
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] A Bahrain court on Sunday issued 15 year prison sentences to 31 protesters for their role in firebomb attacks as part of anti-government protests, according to a defense lawyer. The sentence [AP report] came after the protesters were arrested in March and charged with attempted murder, burning police cars, … [read more]


Legal News
28 Mar 2013
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] An appeals court in Bahrain on Thursday vacated convictions for 21 medics who were arrested at a hospital during anti-government protests in 2011. The group of medics were originally charged [Al Jazeera report] with taking part in unauthorized demonstrations after treating protesters [BBC report] who were injured by police … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday struck down [judgement, PDF, in Spanish; press release, in Spanish] a city ban on wearing veils over the face in municipal buildings, finding that the law infringes on religious freedom. The city of Lleida, in Catalonia, was the first … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2013
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard arguments Tuesday in Bowman v. Monsanto [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on the scope of a Monsanto [corporate website; JURIST news archive] patent [text] on genetically-modified seeds that utilizes Roundup Ready [product website] technology. The seeds are altered to "self replicate," which means … [read more]


Legal News
21 Nov 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Bahrain has failed to meet its obligations and promises to ensure respect for human rights and prevent further torture within the country, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] stated in a 39-page briefing [text, PDF] released on Wednesday. Contrary to the government's commitment to implementing the recommendations set forth [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The Bahrain Court of Cassation on Monday upheld jail sentences [BNA report] issued to nine medics convicted for their involvement in Bahrain's pro-democracy uprising in February and March of 2011, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) [official website] reported. According to BNA, the medics were working at Salmaniya Medical Complex … [read more]


Student Commentary
5 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Ryan Suto, Syracuse University College of Law Class of 2013, discusses how the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry acts as a method of rule-of-law in post-conflict resolution and acknowledges its limitations...On February 14, 2011, Bahrain joined the Arab Spring when thousands of protesters filled the streets, demanding … [read more]


Legal News
1 Aug 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Bahrain government's indiscriminate use of tear gas against protesters is resulting in severe injuries and civilian deaths, according to a report [text, PDF; press release] released Wednesday by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) [advocacy website]. According to PHR Deputy Director Richard Sollom, the report’s lead author, tear gas … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Monday urged the government of Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience [press release] immediately in the wake of an appeal by human rights activist Nabeel Rajab [JURIST news archive] challenging his three-month sentence [JURIST report] for comments he posted on his Twitter … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Bahraini authorities have brought charges against 15 police officers for alleged "mistreatment of inmates in custody," according to a press release [text] by the Bahrain Information Affairs Authority (IAA) [official website]. The charges were brought after the government received 11 complaints about police activity. In the statement, Nawaf Hamza, … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The Bahrain government on Tuesday announced that it would pay $2.6 million in restitution to the families of protesters killed in pro-democracy protests last year. The government said that the compensation was to comply with the recommendations [Reuters report] of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) [official website], … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] A Bahrain court on Thursday overturned or reduced the sentences for most of the 20 medical professionals convicted in September of participating in the country's pro-democracy protests against the ruling regime. The 13 doctors, one dentist, nurses and paramedics who were jailed for providing treatment to injured protesters all … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The Interior Minister of Bahrain said that the government was not responsible for the use of excessive force by police officers last year, which resulted in the death of more than 30 protesters, a regional newspaper reported Wednesday. The Minister indicated that the officers acted of their own accord, … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2012
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday urged Bahrain to immediately release [press release] the leaders of last year's anti-government protests, including Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. HRW states that the 14 individuals have been jailed for more than a year with no evidence of any … [read more]

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