November 18, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
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 ...[read more]
September 24, 2014
by Michael Finley
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Bracknell, a career Marine officer, continues his discussion on ways to reform the military judicial system...This is the second of a two part series on transparency in military court-martial and attorney/judicial misconduct investigation records. Part I presents the ...[read more]
April 6, 2014
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 VII ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Anti-government protesters on Sunday seized and occupied the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice building in Kiev and did not disperse until a government minister threatened to initiate a state of emergency Monday morning. The Ukrainian civic group Spilna Sprava, translated as "Common Cause," has ...[read more]
December 19, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted former Egyptian prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq and Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of deposed president Hosni Mubarak, of charges of embezzling public funds. In 2012 Shafiq was accused of misusing public funds while in office as ...[read more]
May 28, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi sent a bill to the country's interim parliament on Monday that would regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The most recent draft allocates wider financial autonomy to civic associations and NGOs. According to presidential aides, the bill does not require ...[read more]
April 26, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) on Wednesday denounced draft legislation restricting the financial autonomy of civic associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The draft law gives government "security bodies" the power to monitor the finances of domestic NGOs by ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Kenya on Wednesday ordered the parties involved in the March 4 election dispute to restrain from making public statements with regard to the case. The court also warned civic groups and journalists that they could face punishment for biased statements that could undermine the ...[read more]
April 18, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 18, 2011, the National Assembly of Hungary approved a new constitution. The constitution was supported and passed as a result of efforts by the Hungarian Civic Party (FIDESZ), which has controlled the Hungarian legislature since 2010. The new constitution included many conservative fiscal ...[read more]
December 30, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Court on Wednesday sentenced opposition figure and former Iranian foreign minister Ebrahim Yazdi to eight years in prison for attempting to act against national security. Yazdi was also banned from civic activities for five years in the closed-door trial reportedly ...[read more]

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