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Professional Commentary
4 days ago
by Dimitrina Petrova of Equal Rights Trust
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Dimitrina Petrova of Equal Rights Trust discusses the need to reduce inequality as a development goal in order to reach a prime Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)... As we entered 2016, a new resolution to "transform our world" by 2030 came into effect. On January 1, the 17 … [read more]


Academic Commentary
4 Dec 2015
by Robbie Sabel of Hebrew University Jerusalem
edited by Adam Shirer

JURIST Guest Columnist Robbie Sabel, of the Hebrew University Jerusalem, discusses the continued violence in Israel ... In recent weeks Israel has been facing a wave of "individual" terrorism and the Israel Authorities are in a dilemma as to how to combat it within existing legal restraints. In the past, … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jun 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday struck down [opinion, PDF] the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary for Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archive], in a 2-1 decision. The … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A case involving the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) [official website] and the Palestinian Authority (PA) [Britannica backgrounder] is set to begin in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] this week regarding attacks on Israel more than a decade ago and whether these … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jul 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Monday overturned two out of three convictions of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden [WP obituary; JURIST news archive]. The court vacated Bahlul's … [read more]


Features
7 May 2014
by G. Redd

Bursting on the heels of the mobile technology revolution, social media later recaptured international attention for its abilities to disseminate information more quickly and directly than traditional news outlets during critical moments in popular upheaval. With smart technology readily accessible to the masses, recent uprisings have been organized, documented, and … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Apr 2014
by Leonard Baynes of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Alex Ferraro

JURIST Guest Columnists Leonard M. Baynes and David L. Gregory, both of the St. John's University School of Law, discuss the anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the interplay of racial and economic justice ... This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the enactment of Title … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) [advocacy website] and the League of Defense of Human Rights in Iraq on Thursday called on the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) [official website] to investigate the deaths of more than 50 refugees [UNAMI report] discovered on Tuesday by UN officials … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The bench trial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] started Monday at Forte Meade, Maryland, nearly three years after his initial arrest [JURIST report]. Manning faces a variety of charges related to his release of thousands of classified military documents that were later published on … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2013
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) [official website] on Monday sentenced [press release] five men to prison for their roles in an organ trafficking syndicate. Lufti Dervishi and his son Arban Devishi were found guilty of "Trafficking in Persons and Organised Crime." Sokol Hajdini, Islam … [read more]


Legal News
23 Apr 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] agreed [order, PDF] Tuesday to an en banc review of its January decision vacating the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) [official website] prosecutor Jonathan Ratel filed additional charges on Friday against seven Kosovo citizens on trial for illegal kidney trafficking. This is the first time Ratel alleged [AP report] that a link existed between the suspects and high-ranking Kosovo officials. … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jan 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday vacated the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archive]. The DC Circuit ruled [Miami Herald report] that … [read more]


Professional Commentary
14 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, says that the ACA's contraception mandate unduly infringes on the First Amendment...Soon after the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), or Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jan 2013
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday asked the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official websites] to reverse the terrorism conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archive], because the … [read more]


Legal News
26 May 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Moshe Harel was arrested in connection with the organ trafficking operation in Kosovo during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] the European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo (EULEX) [official website] said Friday. A report [text] authored by Council of Europe (COE) [official website] member … [read more]


Academic Commentary
2 Mar 2012

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow of Human Rights Watch says that one of the reasons Majid Khan was not tried in civilian court and was offered a plea deal by Guantanamo prosecutors was to prevent him from testifying on his mistreatment while in CIA custody... When Majid Khan entered … [read more]


Legal News
22 Feb 2012
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] the dismissal of wrongful death claims by the families of two former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainees, Yasser Al-Zahrani of Saudi Arabia and Salah Al-Salami of Yemen, who committed suicide while … [read more]


Legal News
7 Feb 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The Court of Appeals in Milan on Monday announced that they will overturn a lower court's verdict on Tunisian former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainee Mohamed Riadh Ben Nasri [NYT materials]. Nasri was convicted of terrorism association two years ago, after he was transferred from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST report] … [read more]


Academic Commentary
22 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Kent Roach of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law says that the Supreme Court of Canada's recent refusal to review a lower court's stay of extradition proceedings represents an important victory for the rule of law as well as straining US-Canada relations...According to the Canadian courts, … [read more]

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