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Academic Commentary
31 Mar 2015
by Morse Tan of Northern Illinois University College of Law
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Morse Tan of Northern Illinois University College of Law discusses North Korea and Syria nuclear programs and argues that the noticeable links between the two pose a significant threat to global security...More links North Korea and Syria than what many realize. Besides a similar population of approximately … [read more]

Legal News
2 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Bond v. United States [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that prosecutors cannot use an international chemical weapons treaty to convict a woman who attacked her husband's lover. Carol Anne Bond attempted to poison the woman by applying two toxic chemicals to … [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
5 Nov 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday in three cases. In Bond v. United States [transcript, PDF; JURIST op-ed] the court heard arguments on whether there are limits to Congress' authority to intrude on local and state programs with a valid international treaty. … [read more]

Legal News
20 Sep 2013
by Lauren Laing

[JURIST] UN officials on Thursday urged member states to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child [text] and its three optional protocols at the upcoming 2013 treaty event, which will be held at its New York headquarters. The US, Somalia and South Sudan are the only three states … [read more]

20 Jul 2013
by Andrew Morgan

The lead-up to the Iraq War began in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. During President George W. Bush's national address on the night of the attacks, he announced that the US would not distinguish between terrorists and the countries that harbor them. Some Bush administration officials, … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jun 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Thursday welcomed [statement] a regional agreement announced Wednesday to deter piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The Summit of the Gulf of Guinea Heads of State and Government [All Africa report] closed with the adoption of the International Maritime Organization [official website] … [read more]

Legal News
19 Jan 2013
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday granted what may be the final four [order list, PDF] cases it will hear this term. After being considered in conference eight times, the court granted Bond v. United States [cert. petition, PDF; docket] and will determine whether Carol Anne Bond … [read more]

Academic Commentary
15 Jan 2013

JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that, if Iran proceeds with building nuclear arms, Israel may be legally justified in launching a military attack as a means of self-defense...Under international law, would Israel have a right to engage in measures of self-defense against … [read more]

Legal News
30 Nov 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] UN officials urged [UN News Centre report] countries on Wednesday to implement national policies that will end violence against women after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke [statement] at an event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Ban stressed the importance of countries adopting national legislation … [read more]

Legal News
22 Nov 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Wednesday condemned [statement; press release] piracy and acts of armed robbery against vessels off the coast of Somalia. The Security Council urged the international community to develop a comprehensive response to discourage these acts. The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2077, which … [read more]

Legal News
9 Sep 2012
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] Bahrain [official website, in Arabic] on Saturday announced that it would pursue legal proceedings against the al Wefaq [official website, in Arabic] political party, which it labels an opposition group, for engaging in anti-government protests in the face of a ban [JURIST report] of those activities. Bahrain officials claim … [read more]

Legal News
16 Jun 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] Thursday ruled in Bond v. United States [Cornell LII Backgrounder; oral arguments transcript; JURIST report] that a private individual can challenge whether a federal criminal law passed to implement an international treaty is valid under the Tenth Amendment [text]. Carol … [read more]

Legal News
22 Feb 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] in Bond v. United States [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on whether a criminal defendant may challenge the constitutionality of a federal criminal statute under the Tenth Amendment [text]. … [read more]

Legal News
18 Sep 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced Friday that a US scientist and his wife have been indicted [text, PDF] for conspiring to sell nuclear weapons information to an individual they believed worked for the Venezuelan government. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie Mascheroni, were arrested … [read more]

Legal News
9 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] voted Wednesday to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Iran [press release] for failure to disband the nation's uranium enrichment program. Twelve member countries voted in favor of resolution 1929 [text, PDF], with Brazil and Turkey voting against and Lebanon abstaining. The … [read more]

Legal News
2 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] has failed to formulate a coordinated response to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD), according a report [text, PDF] released Tuesday by DOJ Inspector General Glenn Fine [official profile]. Fine lauded the preparations of the FBI in developing response … [read more]

Legal News
7 Apr 2010
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] A North Korean court sentenced a US citizen to eight years in prison on Wednesday for illegally entering the country. Aijalon Mahli Gomes was arrested in January for illegally crossing the border and was charged with illegal entry and unspecified hostile acts [Korea Times report]. Gomes's sentence includes eight … [read more]

Professional Commentary
20 Oct 2009

Brian Moulton and Michelle Litteken [Chief Legislative Counsel and Staff Counsel, Human Rights Campaign]: "The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) applauds the Department of Justice's (DOJ) statement regarding increased efforts to fight LGBT discrimination. In his speech to the Civil Rights Division, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez said that the Department … [read more]

Legal News
16 Oct 2009
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] Assistant US Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez [official profile] said Wednesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] is committed to fighting discrimination against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation. One tool Perez indicated would be useful in this new endeavor is the Employment Nondiscrimination … [read more]

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