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Legal News
7 Aug 2015
by Sarah Boehme

Israeli rights group Shurat HaDin Law Center [official website] and two dozen Americans filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Wednesday in an attempt to block the Obama administration from releasing an estimated $100 billion in frozen Iranian funds. The plaintiffs hold existing judgments against the country and claim [press release] that … [read more]

Legal News
26 Jul 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The UK Foreign Office [official website] on Saturday loosened its travel advisory for Iran [text; press release], lifting the "essential travel only" status for most of the country. It still advises against all travel to areas along the border of Iraq and Afghanistan and other conflict areas. The advisory … [read more]

Legal News
20 Jul 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The UN Security Council [official website] on Monday unanimously approved [Resolution 2331, PDF; press release] a nuclear agreement [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), text] with Iran, lifting some economic sanctions in exchange for the country reducing its nuclear program and allowing International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] inspections. … [read more]

Legal News
14 Jul 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Negotiations between Iran and six world powers concluded in a nuclear agreement [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), text] on Tuesday. The JCPOA outlines details of the agreement, in which Iran agreed not to create a nuclear bomb in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The International Atomic … [read more]

Legal News
7 Jul 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran will continue [EU press release, PDF] beyond Tuesday's deadline until Friday, July 10. This is not an official extension of deadline [statement], according to High Representative for the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini [official profile], though … [read more]

Legal News
4 Jul 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] Representatives of Iran and the six nations committed to reaching a long-term nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic made progress [AP report] towards a final agreement to lift sanctions in exchange for increased nuclear restrictions and surveillance on Saturday. The proposed deal would impose a decade of restrictions on … [read more]

Legal News
2 Jul 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Iran has been keeping its commitment as part of a preliminary nuclear deal from 2013 barring Iran from expanding nuclear programs during negotiations, according to an UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] report obtained by the the Associated Press. According to the report, Iran has converted [AP … [read more]

Legal News
14 Apr 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Fukui District Court issued an injunction on Tuesday halting the restart of two nuclear reactors is Takahama, Japan. These reactors, operated by Kansai Electric Power [official website], met the basic safety guidelines set by Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) [official website, in English] and were scheduled to re-open … [read more]

Legal News
3 Apr 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Iran on Thursday agreed in principle to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) [press release], creating significant restrictions on its nuclear program for at least a decade in return for a reduction of international economic sanctions. Just three days after the self-imposed deadline [JURIST report] for a preliminary … [read more]

Legal News
29 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Nuclear talks continued Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, two days before a self-imposed deadline for a preliminary deal set by the six world powers involved in the negotiations with Iran. US Secretary of State John Kerry [official website] and French and German foreign ministers have cancelled travel plans to leave … [read more]

Legal News
24 Mar 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] dismissed [order, PDF] a lawsuit against an anti-Iran advocacy group on Monday, claiming the case could raise national security risks by revealing state secrets. The order stems from a defamation lawsuit filed by … [read more]

Student Commentary
14 Mar 2015
by Saroj Nair of University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Saroj Nair, LLM Student at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses Iran's international obligation with regards to its nuclear efforts and argues that Iran complies with its obligation under binding treaties and the Joint Plan of Action...Another condemnation for Iran! Or is it? The … [read more]

Legal News
7 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The US and France agreed on Saturday to strengthen nuclear talks with Iran in negotiations to persuade Iran to restrain its nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions. Secretary of State John Kerry [official website] explained [Reuters report] that there are still gaps in the agreement they would … [read more]

Legal News
21 Feb 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] on Friday condemned Iran for violating its duties under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) [text, PDF], a negotiation between Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia, whereby Iran has agreed to expand its nuclear program … [read more]

Legal News
30 Dec 2014
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif [official website] announced on Tuesday that Iran and the six world powers of P5+1 [BBC backgrounder] are set to resume low-level talks on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Jan 15, though wide gaps remain in their positions. P5+1, consisting of the US, … [read more]

Legal News
30 Aug 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] US National Security Council [official website] spokesperson Caitlin Hayden announced [press release] on Friday that the White House is placing new sanctions on over 30 organizations and individuals with ties to Iran. The sanctions come as the US continues to negotiate with Iran regarding the future of the country's … [read more]

Legal News
26 Aug 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] The district court in Fukushima, Japan, ruled Tuesday that a woman's family may be compensated for her death after determining that her depression and suicide were caused by the March 2011 nuclear meltdown [IAEA backgrounder] of a nearby power plant. The family of chicken farmers lived in their mortgaged … [read more]

Legal News
2 Feb 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Chaloka Beyani [official profile] on Friday encouraged [press release] the UN and the international community to address the safety and security of South Sudan's internally displaced persons. The number of internally displaced persons in South Sudan [JURIST backgrounder] … [read more]

Legal News
24 Nov 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The P5+1 world powers, which include the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany, reached an agreement [text, PDF] with Iran on Sunday committing Iran to limiting its developing nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions [JURIST report]. The agreement outlines a six-month program [White House fact … [read more]

Legal News
9 Sep 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] on Monday stressed the need for both Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to cooperate in resolving outstanding issues regarding their nuclear activities. In his statement [text], the Director-General of the agency expressed concern … [read more]

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