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Legal News
1 day ago
by Miracle Jones

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez [official profile] on Thursday called [press release] on the Mauritanian authorities to protect suspects and detainees from abuse and torture while being held in the country. The call to implement already existing laws and safeguards comes after Méndez spent ten days on … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jan 2016
by Matthew Santiago

[JURIST] A court in Lisbon, Portugal, ruled on Friday that a former CIA operative shall be extradited to Italy to serve a seven-year sentence for her involvement in the 2003 kidnapping and rendition of Egyptian terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. Operative Sabrina De Sousa was one of 26 former … [read more]


Legal News
28 Dec 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Italian cities Milan and Rome on Monday restricted [BBC report] the use of cars, motor cycles, and scooters as smog levels have increased. Experts believe that the unseasonably dry and calm weather contributed to the increased smog pollution. Restrictions in Milan ban motor vehicles for six hours a day … [read more]


Legal News
10 Dec 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Thursday initiated an infringement action [press release] against Hungary's new asylum law and the country's response to the refugee situation. Hungary recently erected a fence along its border to keep migrants from crossing into the country. The government has also rejected and fought … [read more]


Legal News
4 Dec 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Hungarian government on Thursday filed a challenge [press release, in Hungarian] in the European Court of Justice to the EU's quota plan that will distribute refugees throughout the member states. Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban believes that migrants pose a threat to the nation after the attacks in … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The UK Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday rejected [judgment, PDF] a challenge to an immigration rule requiring foreign spouses of UK citizens to speak English before relocating to the UK. The provision [Home Office backgrounder], announced in June 2010, requires an immigrant to be able to speak English … [read more]


Academic Commentary
18 Nov 2015
by Larry Eaker of American University of Paris
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Eaker, former Professor at the American University of Paris, discusses the European Union's Immigration and Asylum Policy ... "The challenge to the European project today is existential. The refugee crisis has brought that to light. What was unimaginable before now becomes imaginable, namely the disintegration of … [read more]


Student Commentary
9 Nov 2015
by Ewelina Kemp of University of Pittsburgh School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Ewelina Kemp of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the recent developments of Patent Law in the European Union... Fall 2015 appears to be a prominent time for European Patent Law. On September 30, 2015 Italy formally became the twenty sixth EU state member involved … [read more]


Legal News
3 Nov 2015
by Gwenyth Gamble

[JURIST] The Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) [party website] on Monday filed a petition of concern [Assembly backgrounder], effectively blocking the region's fifth attempt at legalizing same-sex marriage. The matter came to a vote Monday morning in the Northern Ireland Assembly [official website] and was approved by a 53-52 … [read more]


Student Commentary
2 Nov 2015
by Alyse A. Casale of Ave Maria School of Law
edited by Yuxin Jiang

JURIST Guest Columnist Alyse A. Casale of Ave Maria School of Law, discusses the recent Volkswagen scandal where the car maker installed software to alternate the measurement of emission of nitrogen oxide... Is this the end of Volkswagen? Since Friday, September 18, 2015 Volkswagen has been under fire for cheating … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice [official website] ruled [judgment; press release, PDF] Thursday that EU nations can imprison migrants who attempt to reenter after having already been formally expelled from the nation. The case involved an Albanian migrant who returned to Italy after being expelled three years prior. The … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The Court of Justice of the European Union [official website] issued a fine [judgment, in French] Thursday against Italy in the amount of €30 million for failing to recover millions of euros that were improperly granted to hundreds of companies in the form of social security aid. A court … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights [official website] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, PDF, in French] a 2011 decision that countries must consider immigrants' asylum cases individually. According to the facts of the case [press release], three Tunisian immigrants were detained by Italian authorities while trying to enter the country … [read more]


Legal News
24 Aug 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) [official website] on Monday ordered India [order, PDF] to suspend the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. The tribunal claimed jurisdiction over the case under the United Nations Convention on the Law … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Migrants who set up a tent city in Athens, Greece have begun being relocated, said Greek authorities on Sunday. Many migrants coming from Afghanistan, Syria, and other countries migrated to the country to escape violence and with more than 130,000 migrants coming in the last year alone, a strain … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Aug 2015
by Amaury A. Reyes-Torres of Ibero-American University
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Amaury A. Reyes-Torres of the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) [Spanish] discusses the legal developments of same-sex marriage in Europe... Quite recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rendered a landmark decision in the protection of rights of same-sex couples under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR): … [read more]


Legal News
2 Aug 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The British and French governments have warned in a joint article by British Home Secretary Theresa May [official profile] and French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve [official profile] that the world is facing a "global migration crisis." The two government officials stressed that countries must make dealing with … [read more]


Professional Commentary
6 Jul 2015
by Solomon Sacco of Amnesty International
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guests Netsanet Belay and Solomon Sacco of Amnesty International discuss two recent cases in which states have used diplomatic immunity as a pretext for not executing arrest warrants for visiting public officials who are wanted for crimes under international law, thereby upholding impunity for serious crimes.... Two cases in … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jun 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] European Union [official website] leaders announced [press release] Friday that a final quota compromise had been reached regarding the large number of illegal immigrants arriving in Italy and Greece after crossing the Mediterranean sea. It is estimated that over 120,000 migrants have made the dangerous sea crossing in the … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jun 2015
by Sarah Boehme

The UN torture prevention body on Wednesday urged the Philippines to tackle urgent prison overcrowding [press release] issues and improve independent monitoring of detention facilities. During a visit by the six-member delegation, the Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) [official website] presented its confidential preliminary observations to the Filipino … [read more]

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