July 29, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. In his second piece, he calls for reform of the Foreign Assistance Act...Recent politics in Egypt have left US political leaders and White House ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Under the auspices of combating terror, the Bush administration took many steps following 9/11 that according to some have curtailed civil rights. Chief among these was the passage of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which was signed by Bush on October 26, 2001. The original legislation contained 10 ...[read more]
January 16, 2009
by Michael
In Re: Directives* Pursuant to Section 105B of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, August 22, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
January 16, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Abigail Salisbury of the Mekelle University Law Faculty in Mek'ele, Ethiopia, says that although the vast majority of Ethiopians publicly denounce H.R. 2003, the so-called Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act now going through Congress that links nonessential US ...[read more]
June 4, 2005
by jt
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report, US Department of State, June 3, 2005. Excerpt:This Report is intended to raise global awareness and spur foreign governments to take effective actions to counter all forms of trafficking in persons... ...[read more]
June 3, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
Eight men appeared in a South African court Friday to face charges of breaking the country's anti-mercenary laws, enforced under the Foreign Military Assistance Act. The South African men were freed in May, along with 53 other suspected mercenaries, from a Zimbabwe jail where they served time ...[read more]
January 14, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
The United States has announced that it will withhold $10 million in aid to Serbia and Montenegro due to Belgrade's lack of cooperation with the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal of the former Yugoslavia. According to the US State Department: The Foreign Operations, Export Financing ...[read more]
January 13, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Mark Thatcher, the son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has been fined 3 million rand ($500,000) by a court in South Africa in connection with his role in a plot to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea. If he fails to pay the fine he faces a five-year prison term, in ...[read more]
January 12, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Mark Thatcher, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, will plead guilty to charges over his involvement in an Equatorial Guinea coup plot, according to BBC reports. Thatcher was arrested by South African officials in August for helping to finance the failed coup attempt in ...[read more]
October 26, 2004
by Jeannie Shawl
Lawyers for Mark Thatcher, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, have challenged a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from Equatorial Guinea prosecutors about his role in a suspected coup plot in EG. Thatcher was arrested in South Africa on charges of contravening South ...[read more]

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