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Amnesty reports on UAE 'clampdown' on political dissent
November 18, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) issued a report on Tuesday discussing the "unprecedented clampdown on dissent" in the United Arab Emirates since 2011, with more than 100 political activists jailed or prosecuted for calling for political reforms. This report details some of the tactics widely used by the....... [more]

A Woman's Right To Secure Employment Despite Her Beauty
November 18, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Pardis Camarda, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the sixth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Camarda discusses attractiveness discrimination within the Title VII protect....... [more]

Amnesty: Czech Republic continuously places Roma pupils in special needs schools
November 13, 2014
Romani children are continuing to be placed in special needs schools by Czech authorities, despite a European Court of Human Rights decision, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. The case was decided over seven years ago, and involved a group of primary-school Roma children who were placed....... [more]

HRW calls for strict international law to end incendiary weapon use in Ukraine and Syria
November 11, 2014
Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic called Tuesday for a strict international law to end the use of incendiary weapons. The report was published in response to evidence of repeated incendiary weapon use in Ukraine and Syria. According to the report, the even....... [more]

Pennsylvania school districts sue over state education funding
November 11, 2014
A group of six school districts, seven parents and two advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Monday against the Pennsylvania Department of Education and others accusing them of not providing students an adequate education and discriminating against students because of their locality. The petitioners claim....... [more]

For-profit colleges sue government over new student loan regulations
November 9, 2014
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging recently enacted "gainful employment" regulations that would penalize schools for not preparing students for their chosen career paths. The regulations require that care....... [more]

Harvard report concludes Myanmar officials committed war crimes and crimes against humanity
November 7, 2014
An investigation conducted by the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School determined three Myanmar Army commanders committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Thandaung Township, Kayin State, between January 2005 and December 2006. The study explains that beginning in 2005, t....... [more]

How the Four Major Sports Leagues Influence LGBT Rights
November 6, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Masoud Mortazavi, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the fifth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Mortazavi discusses the ways in which professional sports have helped sha....... [more]

Nigeria high court rules in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls protesters
October 31, 2014
A Nigerian federal court on Thursday ruled in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls group, saying that the police had no right to block protests in Nigeria. Earlier this year the Bring Back Our Girls activists began daily sit-ins at the Unity Fountain in the capital city Abuja to press their demands fo....... [more]

There is No Constitutional Right to Marriage ... Of Any Kind
October 28, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Kelsey, of George Mason University School of Law, discusses the Supreme Court's recent actions on same-sex marriage ...The Constitution provides no citizen of any gender or orientation a Constitutional right to marriage. The Constitution is silent on the issue of marri....... [more]

NCAA facing lawsuit over minimum wage laws
October 23, 2014
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was sued Monday for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The lawsuit, brought by a former college athlete against the NCAA and NCAA Division 1 Member Schools, alleges that defendants both jointly agreed and conspired to violate the wage....... [more]




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