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Legal News
1 Apr 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] criticized [press release] the government of Kuwait on Monday for executing three men convicted of murder. The three men, a Saudi national, a Pakistani national and a stateless Bidun [JURIST report] man, were convicted on separate murder charges before being hanged outside the Central … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The UK Supreme Court [official website; press release, PDF] on Wednesday ruled that the right not to hold political opinions should be protected in the same manner as the right to affirmatively hold a political, religious or other belief. With the unanimous seven-justice ruling [opinion, PDF] the court held … [read more]

Legal News
16 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] A political activist of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Monday was deported to Thailand after a two-month detention. Ahmed Abdul Khaleq [AlJazeera backgrounder] has called for the rights of the stateless people in the UAE, and was one of the five activists jailed … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jul 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] criticized [press release] the government of Kuwait [BBC backgrounder] on Friday for continuing to limit the rights of the Bidun. The Bidun jinsiyya, Arabic for "without nationality," are a class of illegal immigrants in Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE), who remain non-citizens either … [read more]

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