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Academic Commentary
25 Jun 2015
by Albert Scherr of University of New Hampshire School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Albert Scherr of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, discusses the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice's new rules regarding torture...For the past four and a half years, the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (the "Commission") has been working on … [read more]

Legal News
18 Sep 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday urged Morocco to release five prisoners [press release] who were allegedly convicted based on false confessions obtained through torture. Six activists were convicted last week in Casablanca for assaulting and insulting police officers during anti-monarchy protests held in July. When released … [read more]

Academic Commentary
15 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Hu of Duke University School of Law says that the recently enacted state-level immigration laws go against long-held American ideals and cultural values, which were exemplified in the World War II-era film Casablanca...The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a lawsuit against South Carolina, challenging … [read more]

Legal News
25 Apr 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Thousands of Moroccans engaged in peaceful demonstrations Sunday demanding greater reform in the new constitution expected to be unveiled in June by King Mohammed VI. The protesters, led by the Facebook youth movement Fevrier 20 rejected [CNN report] the king's draft of the new constitution because it was written … [read more]

Legal News
13 Apr 2007
by JURIST Staff

[JURIST] Eight suspected members of the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM) [CDI profile] were sent for trial Thursday by French investigators for their alleged role in the Casablanca terrorist attacks [BBC report] in May 2003. The suspects have been charged with engaging in a terrorist undertaking and could receive up … [read more]

Legal News
20 Jan 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

[JURIST] A Moroccan criminal appeal court Friday acquitted five former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees of terrorism charges related to the men's connection with Salafia Jihadia [MIPT backgrounder] and unrelated to their detention at Guantanamo Bay, where three of the men spent up to 4 1/2 years in US … [read more]

Legal News
13 Nov 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] The head of the independent Human Rights Moroccan Center announced plans Monday to appeal a Moroccan court's conviction [JURIST report] of three former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees accused of involvement in terrorism. Khaled al Charkaoui expressed surprise at last week's convictions of Mohamed Slimani, Najib Houssani and … [read more]

Legal News
12 Nov 2006
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Morocco state news agency MAP [media website] reported Friday that a criminal court in Salé, a twin-city of the capital Rabat, has sentenced three former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees to prison for their involvement in terror activities. Mohamed Slimani was sentenced to five years in prison for … [read more]

Legal News
17 Feb 2006
by Angela Onikepe

[JURIST Europe] A Belgian court has convicted three men for being members of an Islamic group connected to terror attacks in Casablanca in May 2003 and Madrid in March 2004. The men were on trial [JURIST report] for their alleged membership in a Belgian cell of the militant Moroccan Islamist … [read more]

Legal News
2 Nov 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] The trial of 13 alleged members of the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group [CDI profile] charged with conspiracy in the 2004 Madrid train bombings [JURIST news archive] is set to begin Thursday in Brussels. The suspects, most of whom were arrested last year in Belgium, are accused of providing financial … [read more]

Legal News
13 Oct 2005
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Following a proposal [JURIST report] Monday by UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile], Britain's Parliament [official website] on Thursday added 15 terror organizations with suspected links to al Qaeda to a list of 25 organizations already banned under the Terrorism Act 2000 [text]. Prominent newly-banned groups include Ansar … [read more]

Legal News
6 Jul 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] A Moroccan court Tuesday sentenced two men, Taoufik Hanouichi and Mohcine Bouarfa, to death for "murder in connection with a terrorist group." The trial included 46 other defendants arrested as part of an effort to dismantle militant Islamic networks following a suicide bombing in Casablanca [BBC report] on May … [read more]

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