April 17, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo on Wednesday reported that despite many positive developments implemented by the UK government to combat and appropriately respond to violence against women, it still remains a prevalent issue that requires improved measures by the ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled Wednesday that part of a Minnesota statute prohibiting the advising or encouraging of suicide is unconstitutional. The court overturned the conviction of William Melchert-Dinkel, who was convicted in 2011 of two counts of aiding suicide, after a judge found he " ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The England and Wales High Court on Monday rejected a lawsuit by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS) challenging planned government cuts to legal aid for prisoners. The charitable organizations challenged the legal aid cuts, which were enacted in December, ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
British police counter-terrorism forces announced on Tuesday the arrest of Moazzam Begg in his hometown of Birmingham, England, along with three other individuals on suspicion of terrorism offenses related to the war in Syria. Begg was a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and he was one of the last ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Guest Columnists Kaley Lentini and Lenore Montanaro, Western New England University School of Law Class of 2014 and Class of 2015, discuss Utah's recent case that strikes down its anti same-sex marriage law..."There is no rational connection between Utah's prohibition of same-sex marriage ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Europe, the source of many immigrants to the American colonies, is defined by a history of interaction between the church and the state. In 1095, European noblemen responded to the pleas of the Catholic Pope Urban II and embarked on the First Crusade. The Catholic Church and European leaders ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Stan Cox of New England Law | Boston says that the US Supreme Court should use great caution in its application of general personal jurisdiction doctrine to the facts of the Daimler AG case ... If the justices are not careful in their handling of the case, Daimler AG coul... ...[read more]
October 14, 2013
by Max Slater
The High Court of England and Wales on Monday dismissed a libel suit against a British financier who has criticized corruption in Russia. Russian police officer Pavel Karpov sued William Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital Fund after Browder accused Karpov of being involved in a circle of ...[read more]
October 12, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A Northern Ireland judge ruled Friday that Health Minister Edwin Poots could not continue to enforce the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood, calling the law "irrational." The lifetime ban was introduced in the UK in the 1980s in an effort to prevent the spread of diseases that can be carried ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Same-sex marriage will be legal in England and Wales after legislation received final approval from Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday. The House of Commons gave final approval of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill on Tuesday. The original legislation was introduced in January and will effectively ...[read more]

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