April 1, 2015
by Yuxin Jiang
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern, of Ave Maria School of Law, considers the ramifications of the recent Arab League agreement to form a joint force in the context of historic efforts on joint defense and economic cooperation ... JURIST recently noted the 22-member League of Arab States (a/k/a ...[read more]
March 29, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
Arab leaders announced Sunday that a unified military force will be formed to oppose the growing threats from Yemen to Libya. The announcement came after a summit level meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States in Egypt on Thursday. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told the press ...[read more]
September 8, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The League of Arab States approved a resolution on Monday to combat extremist groups like the Islamic State (IS). The resolution was issued separately from a more comprehensive statement on Arab affairs and assumes a sense of urgency to challenge the militant group. IS has seized large ...[read more]
October 20, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and League of Arab States Secretary-General Nabil El Araby on Friday called on warring parties in Syria to stop violence and order a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and urged international leaders to join their appeal. The secretaries-general ...[read more]
November 8, 2011
by Sarah Posner
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) announced Tuesday that the death toll of Syrian protesters has exceeded 3,500 despite last week's signing of a peace plan sponsored by the League of Arab States. In the past week alone, approximately 60 people have been killed by ...[read more]
October 30, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The UN and the League of Arab States on Saturday released statements condemning violence in Syria after an estimated 40 people were killed in protest-related encounters this week. UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon issued a statement saying "the calls of the Syrian people for change must be answered ...[read more]
March 13, 2011
by Drew Singer
The League of Arab States on Saturday adopted a resolution calling for the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. The Arab League declared that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been using aircraft to combat civilian protesting, and it is the UN's responsibility to ...[read more]
March 22, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On March 22, 1945, the League of Arab States was formed in Cairo, Egypt to promote the cultural and political interests of the Arab World. Since then, the original six-nation roster of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Transjordan (now Jordan), Lebanon, and Iraq has now expanded to twenty-two member ...[read more]
July 22, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
Saudi Arabian officials are allegedly using anti-terrorism measures as an excuse to secretly detain, imprison, torture, and even kill thousands of people, according to a Wednesday report by Amnesty International (AI). In its report, AI also called on the international community to apply pressure ...[read more]
March 30, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Advocacy group Human Rights Watch has called on the League of Arab States to urge Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to allow expelled foreign aid agencies back into the country, according to a letter released by HRW on Monday. Bashir took the action after theInternational Criminal Court... ...[read more]

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