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Student Commentary
2 Dec 2014
by Anton Moiseienko of Queen Mary University of London

JURIST Guest Columnist Anton Moiseienko, PhD Student at Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London, discusses the problem of recovery of stolen state assets and describes what obstacles Ukraine may face in its pursuit of the governmental assets diverted by the Yanukovich regime ...A year passed on November 21, … [read more]

Legal News
7 Nov 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Montana voters on Tuesday approved a referendum [text, PDF] that would require parental notification prior to an abortion for a minor. The measure, which was passed [LifeNews report] by 66 percent of Montana voters, would require abortion facilities and doctors to inform parents and legal guardians of minors under … [read more]

Legal News
18 Oct 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] Uruguay's Senate [official website, in Spanish] passed a bill [text, PDF, in Spanish] on Wednesday by a vote of 17-14 that legalizes abortions within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Although the bill declares [El Observador backgrounder, in Spanish] that the public health care system must allow any woman … [read more]

Legal News
26 Sep 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies [official website, in Spanish] voted on Tuesday to legalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, subject to several conditions, by a vote of 50-49. Cuba and Mexico are the only other countries in the region that have decriminalized abortion [El Pas report, in … [read more]

Student Commentary
13 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jesse Oppenheim, Brooklyn Law School Class of 2013, offers legal context to Archbishop Desmond Tutu's recent opinion in The Observer...On August 28, word leaked out that Archbishop Desmond Tutu had pulled out of an international summit in South Africa because he refused to share a platform with … [read more]

Legal News
23 Aug 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] South Korea's Constitutional Court [official website, in Korean] ruled on Thursday that the nation's 59-year-old ban on abortions is constitutional. The eight-judge panel was deadlocked 4-4 [AP report] in deciding whether to uphold the abortion ban, but six votes were needed to overturn it. South Korea banned abortions in … [read more]

Legal News
9 Aug 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of New Zealand [official website] on Thursday rejected an appeal [decision, PDF] brought by anti-abortion group Right to Life [advocacy website]. The court upheld a Court of Appeal decision regarding the capacity of the Abortion Supervisory Committee [official website], the statutory body which oversees the country's … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday swore in [press release] its new prosecutor, Gambian war crimes lawyer Fatou Bensouda, who will succeed Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profiles]. ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song [official profile], opened the ceremony with remarks on his confidence in Bensouda's ability to strengthen … [read more]

Legal News
30 May 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan [official website, in Turkish] has called for stricter regulations on abortions [JURIST backgrounder] and Caesarean births in Turkey, a Turkish television network reported Tuesday. Among his desired reforms are restricting the reasons a woman may seek an abortion, limiting the time period in … [read more]

Legal News
13 Dec 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Fatou Bensouda [official profile] of the Gambia, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] was officially chosen Monday to succeed Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] when his nine-year term expires next year. Liechtenstein's UN Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, outgoing president of the Assembly of States Parties … [read more]

Legal News
1 Dec 2011
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Fatou Bensouda [official profile] of the Gambia, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website], will be formally recommended Thursday to succeed Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] when his nine-year term expires next year. Liechtenstein's UN Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, current president of the Assembly of States … [read more]

Legal News
19 Sep 2011
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] Voters in Liechtenstein on Sunday rejected a proposal to legalize abortion [JURIST news archive] in the country after Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein [official profile], the acting Head of State, expressed displeasure with the law [press release, PDF in German] and threatened to veto the proposed change. The referendum, … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jun 2011
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] Tunisia on Friday acceded [press release] to the Rome Statute [text] of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website], which is now set to become effective in the country on September 1, 2011. EU High Representative Catherine Ashton [official profile] commended the move, noting the positive effects that ratification … [read more]

Legal News
20 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Liechtenstein citizens voted on Sunday in favor of a law that permits same-sex civil partnerships. The results of last week's referendum show that 68 percent of the voters supported [AFP report] the Civil Partnership Act. The Liechtensten Parliament [official website, in German] unanimously approved the law [Vaterland report, in … [read more]

Legal News
20 Aug 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] A Guatemalan judge ruled Wednesday that former president Alfonso Portillo [CIDOB profile, in Spanish] and two of his former ministers will stand trial on charges of embezzlement. Portillo, president of Guatemala from 2000-2004, is accused of diverting approximately USD $15 million in funds from the Ministry of Defense. The … [read more]

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