August 2, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist and former JURIST Executive Director Abigail Salisbury says that the Ethiopian government has used the War on Terror to maintain its power, labeling opposition groups, journalists and others as terrorists and detaining them under legislation that is purportedly aimed at ...[read more]
February 24, 2010
by Abigail Salisbury
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 9-0 in Maryland v. Shatzer that the Edwards v. Arizona prohibition against interrogation of a suspect who has invoked the Fifth Amendment right to counsel does not require suppression of statements if, after the suspect asks for counsel, there is a break of ...[read more]
September 25, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
Abigail Salisbury, JURIST's Executive Director, observed events in downtown Pittsburgh on the first day of the G-20 Summit... I was able to get a press pass to the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and after going through security at Mellon Arena on Thursday morning, I was taken by shuttl... ...[read more]
September 25, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
Amelia Mathias, Pitt Law '11, attended a speech given by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the University of Pittsburgh on Thursday...Accompanied by his wife, Margarita, and staff, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso came to the University of Pittsburgh o... ...[read more]
August 25, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled against a Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) challenge to former President George W. Bush's Executive Order 13224, which prohibits unlicensed US groups and individuals from providing services to certain terrorist organizations designated... ...[read more]
August 18, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
The specially-established Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission on Monday awarded damages resulting from violations of international law that occurred during the nations' 1998-2000 border war. The five-person panel established under the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague awarde... ...[read more]
August 15, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
The US Supreme Court and the constitution were the focus of discussion Friday afternoon at the Netroots Nation progressives conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Blogger Christy Hardin Smith began the session by giving her opinion that the Supreme Court is something Americans should pay more ...[read more]
August 14, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
Former US president William Jefferson Clinton addressed a capacity crowd late Thursday night at a progressive convention held by Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since leaving office, Clinton has become known for his charitable and humanitarian work, and on Thursday he discussed the ...[read more]
August 6, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
A specially-mandated Indian court on Thursday sentenced three convicted terrorists to death for their roles in the 2003 Mumbai bomb attack that killed 52 people. Late last month, Ashrat Ansari, Hanif Sayed, and Fehmida Sayed were found guilty of conspiracy, murder, and attempted murder, and their ...[read more]
July 27, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
Microsoft announced on Friday that it will offer European consumers an option to select from a list of several Web browsers in an effort to address competition law issues related to Internet Explorer and interoperability. The European Commission (EC) welcomed Microsoft's... ...[read more]

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