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Legal News
28 Feb 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] An Indian court in Gujarat on Friday acquitted six individuals for their roles in the deaths of three British people during the 2002 Gujarat riots [JURIST news archive]. The riots began following the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train for which Muslims were blamed. The … [read more]


Legal News
31 Dec 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] India's President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee [official profile] approved the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill [text, PDF] on Wednesday to modify the judicial selection process in the nation's supreme courts and 24 high courts. The bill replaces [Times of India report] the 20 year-old collegium system, which was criticized … [read more]


Legal News
8 Aug 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] A Hong Kong court has ruled [judgment, PDF] that Chinese businessman Dr. Albert Yeung Sau Shing [official profile], chairman of the Emperor Group conglomerate [corporate website], may continue his defamation suit against Google over the autocomplete function of the company's search engine which suggests links connecting Yeung to organized … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [official website; JURIST news archive] officially charged Abdul Jabbar, a former Jatiya Party lawmaker, with war crimes on Sunday. The charges, which include genocide, come at the conclusion of a year-long probe into allegations against the former member of Bangladesh's parliament. The probe … [read more]


Legal News
10 Feb 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali] leader AKM Yusuf [official website, in Bengali], died at age 87 on Sunday of cardiac arrest. Bangladeshi authorities arrested [JURIST report] Yusuf in May on 13 charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. Yusuf … [read more]


Legal News
12 May 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday arrested Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali] leader AKM Yusuf [official website, in Bengali] on charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. Prosecutors allege that Yusuf helped to train 96 Islamic party activists [bdnews24 report] for … [read more]


Legal News
9 May 2013
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Thursday sentenced Mohammad Kamaruzzam, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali], to death for atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. Kamaruzzam, the fourth person convicted [WSJ report] by the tribunal established by Prime … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] on Sunday upheld a death penalty sentence against Devinderpal Singh Bhullar [PTI backgrounder], a convicted terrorist. This ruling allows the Indian government to continue a trend toward use of execution that began in November after a de facto moratorium on its use … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page] on Thursday sentenced to death Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedee [JURIST news archive]. Following the death sentence, violence [Reuters report] between police and activists from Sayeedee's party ensued throughout the country resulting in … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jan 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The second International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page; JURIST news archive] on Monday sentenced to death 64-year-old televangelist Abul Kalam Azad, also known as "Bachchu Razakar," for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. The ICTB found Azad guilty in absentia of murder, rape, … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Bangladesh's personal laws governing marriage, separation and divorce overtly discriminate against women, according to a 109-page report [text, PDF] published Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website]. "Will I Get My Dues ... Before I Die?": Harm to Women from Bangladesh's Discriminatory Laws on Marriage, Separation, and Divorce" … [read more]


Legal News
29 Aug 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] An Indian court in Ahmedabad, Gujarat's main city, on Wednesday convicted 32 individuals for their roles in the deaths of 95 people during the 2002 Gujarat riots [JURIST news archive]. Among the convicted [AP report] was Maya Kodnani, the minister of education and child welfare in the Gujarat [official … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] An Indian court sentenced 21 individuals to life imprisonment on Monday after finding them guilty of attempted murder and rioting relating to several murders in the town of Visnagar in Gujarat state 10 years ago. The 21 Hindus were convicted and sentenced [AP report] for the deaths of 11 … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2012
by Jamie Davis

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Monday rejected a bail petition from Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedee [JURIST news archive]. Lawyers for Sayeedee asserted that he just had a surgery and needed to be placed on bail [Gulf Times report] … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2012
by Jamie Reese

[JURIST] A trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat [official website] on Monday convicted 23 people of crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The riots stemmed from anger over the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train. As a result of the casualties, riots … [read more]


Student Commentary
21 Feb 2012

JURIST Senior Editor Edward SanFilippo, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, discusses how Pennsylvania House Resolution 535 reveals an underlying tension between the Establishment Clause and free speech... (His opinions are not intended to represent those of JURIST)On January 23, 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly unanimously passed … [read more]


Legal News
21 Nov 2011
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICTB) [Facebook page] began its first trial on Sunday for crimes against humanity committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 [Bangladesh News backgrounder]. The first suspect in this trial is Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a former member of Parliament in the National Assembly of … [read more]


Legal News
16 Nov 2011
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] Prosecutors with Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICTB) [Facebook page] Monday filed an application for formal charges against the detained leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) [party website], alleging crimes against humanity committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 [Bangladesh News backgrounder]. If the application is approved, Salauddin … [read more]


Legal News
9 Nov 2011
by Katherine Getty

[JURIST] A trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat [official website] on Wednesday convicted 31 people of crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The guilty were convicted [BBC report] of murder, arson and rioting while charges criminal conspiracy were dropped by the court. All 31 of the … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2011
by John Paul Putney

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Wednesday urged [press release] Bangladesh to stop the harassment of defense counsel and witnesses to preserve legitimacy of the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) [official Facebook page]. HRW pointed to reports that defense counsel and witnesses have been threatened with violence … [read more]

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