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Legal News
15 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Argentina Armed Forces [official website, in Spanish] has released documents revealing that Argentinian soldiers were tortured and abused by their superiors during the Falklands War in 1982. It is reported [BBC report] that many low level soldiers faced hash conditions such as being ill equipped and tortured by … [read more]

Legal News
17 Apr 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Argentina's Minister for Issues Relating to the Falkland Islands, Daniel Filmus [official website], announced on Friday the country is beginning legal proceedings against oil and gas companies from the US and UK drilling off of the islands. Filmus claims [Reuters report] that extracting resources from the islands is illegal, … [read more]

Professional Commentary
3 Jul 2014
by Bilal Khan of United Kingdom's government sector
edited by Jason Kellam

JURIST Guest Columnist Bilal Khan discusses the legal implications of the use of force against ISIS in IRAQ... The Factual Background The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) made headlines in June, when it escalated its offensives in Iraq. By June 10, it had captured Iraq's second largest … [read more]

Legal News
13 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The government of the Falkland Islands [official website; JURIST news archive] announced [press release] on Tuesday that it will hold a referendum on its political status close to its 30-year anniversary of independence from Argentina's occupation in 1982. Gavin Short, chairman of the islands' legislative assembly, expressed the archipelago's … [read more]

Academic Commentary
17 Aug 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, FL (formerly at Ann Arbor, MI) examines the relevance of the four Geneva Conventions signed in August 1949, 60 years ago this month, in the context of untraditional conflicts that he describes as being "between war and … [read more]

Legal News
7 Nov 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] The British and Falkland Islands governments announced [press release] Thursday that they have agreed on a new constitution for the disputed South Atlantic Islands, a British territory also claimed by Argentina. Under the new constitution, primary governing power is vested in the Falkland's local government [official website], but the … [read more]

Legal News
28 Aug 2008
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Wednesday submitted requests to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (UNCLCS) [official websites] to claim exclusive harvesting rights to an area of the seabed surrounding Ascension Island, a British possession in the remote South Atlantic technically part of … [read more]

Legal News
13 Apr 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] A group of Argentine veterans of the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict [UK MOD backgrounder] have filed a lawsuit alleging that the Argentine military tortured and killed its own troops during the brief war with Britain over possession of the South Atlantic islands. The former soldiers say they witnessed 20 … [read more]

Legal News
13 Feb 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Members of the UN Stabilization Force in Haiti [official website] have fired on Haitians protesting election results [AP report], killing at least one protester and injuring four. Demonstrators supporting presidential candidate Rene Preval [Wikipedia profile] erected flaming roadblocks on Monday, demanding that the candidate be declared the winner in … [read more]

Legal News
7 Oct 2004
by D. Wes Rist

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is scheduled to meet Thursday with Libya leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi over the possibility of creating permanent refugee camps in Libya. The plan would create a processing center in Libya for separating illegal immigrants, which Italy may legally deport, from valid asylum seekers, protected by … [read more]

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