May 10, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Carasik of Western New England School of Law argues that the UN must change its recent course and uphold its international duties to provide a forum for legal redress to the victims of the Cholera outbreak in Haiti ... Last month, the venerable New York City Bar ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the US against resuming military assistance to Egypt until the country begins to make progress on developing basic freedoms or on its democratic transition. On Friday the group released a letter it sent to Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week, shortly ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Balkees Jarrah of Human Rights Watch makes the case for why the US should publicly support a referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court...Recently, US Secretary of State John Kerry reported that President Barack Obama had asked his top aides for ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Department of State (DOS) on Thursday released its annual country reports on human rights. In the preface to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry wrote that the DOS will "continue to press governments to uphold fundamental freedoms. We remain ...[read more]
September 26, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US government on Wednesday signed a UN Arms Trade Treaty that regulates global trade in conventional arms. US Secretary of State John Kerry, while signing the treaty on behalf of the US government, stated that the signature would affect US manufacturers and exports only minimally given the ...[read more]
August 29, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UK government on Thursday provided justification for a possible strike on Syria, in the face of public backlash. Prime Minister David Cameron spoke in front of British Parliament, giving validation on humanitarian grounds in addition to the need to prevent the use of chemical weapons. Cameron ...[read more]
August 3, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday that the US will begin processing same-sex visa applications the same way opposite-sex visa applications are processed. Speaking at the US embassy in London, Kerry stated, "As long as a marriage has been performed in the jurisdiction that recognizes ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by G. Redd
An anonymous source inside the US State Department said Monday that President Barack Obama is appointing attorney Clifford Sloan to be the new envoy in charge of closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Clifford, who has served in all three federal branches, is now a privately practicing ...[read more]
March 19, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Ken E. Norman of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty of Law draws a comparison between the notion of free speech in the United States with the Supreme Court of Canada's recent ruling upholding a prohibition on hate speech ... The last two days in February witnessed ...[read more]
April 25, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
US Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) withdrew support for a comprehensive climate change bill on Saturday, delaying the unveiling of the legislation and casting its prospects for passage into doubt. The bill represents a major part of President Barack Obama's legislative agenda and had been under ne... ...[read more]

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