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Jordan judge pospones verdict in Abu Qatada trial
September 7, 2014
A judge presiding over the case against radical Jordan cleric Abu Qatada on Sunday stated he was delaying the pending verdict for further examination of the case. According to Judge Ahmed al-QatarnehIt, a decision on the charges against Qatada will now be issued on September 24. Qatada is facing c....... [more]

Jordan court acquits radical cleric of terrorism charges
June 27, 2014
A three-man civilian panel in the Jordanian State Security Court on Thursday declared radical preacher Abu Qatada not guilty of terrorism offences relating to an alleged plot in 1998 on the American school in Amman. The court ruled there was insufficient evidence to find Qatada guilty of terrorism c....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Jordan to adopt sustainable strategy to combat water scarcity
March 18, 2014
At the completion of a five day assessment of Jordan's implementation of water and sanitation access for all, UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque released a preliminary report concluding that Jordan's current access system to water a....... [more]

Abu Qatada pleads not guilty to terrorism charges
December 10, 2013
Radical cleric Abu Qatada pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in a Jordanian court on Tuesday and challenged the court's authority to try him under the terms of his deportation from Britain earlier this year. Qatada, whose real name is Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman, argued that the presence of a....... [more]

Children suffer trauma from Syrian war: UN rights experts
November 29, 2013
A UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) issued a 60-page multimedia report on Friday that Syrian refugee children are suffering trauma from the Syrian Civil War, which has killed over 120,000 people. The report states that many Syrian refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon are growing up in broken famili....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on treaty powers, patent infringement
November 5, 2013
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in three cases. In Bond v. United States the court heard arguments on whether there are limits to Congress' authority to intrude on local and state programs with a valid international treaty. Carol Anne Bond attempted to poison her husband's lover by....... [more]

A 'Rare' Case Indeed
November 4, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Asch, Vermont Law School Class of 2014, discusses United Air Regulatory Group v. EPA and argues that the petitioners lack standing to challenge EPA's controversial rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources ...In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA....... [more]

Drone Attacks Can Be Justified Under International Law
October 23, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center examines the recent Amnesty International report and provides several possible justifications for drone attacks under international law ...The new Amnesty International report urges the US to conduct a thorough, impartial an....... [more]

US Use of Limited Force in Syria Can Be Lawful Under the UN Charter
September 10, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center provides several legal justifications under the UN Charter for the use of force in Syria...Some argue that a US use of armed force in Syria would violate the United Nations Charter in the absence of a UN Security Council aut....... [more]

Jordan court denies bail to Abu Qatada
July 22, 2013
A Jordan military court on Sunday rejected a bail application by radical cleric Abu Qatada, who faces terror charges in Jordan following his deportation from Britain. Abu Qatada was charged on July 7 with "conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts" following his deportation after Jordan's Parliament a....... [more]

July 20, 2013
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