December 4, 2014
by Steven Wildberger
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International on Wednesday issued a joint statement urging Afghanistan's foreign donors to support human rights progress within the country. The statement, in conjunction with recent letters to foreign ministers, urges domestic and international accountability, ...[read more]
December 2, 2014
by Christina Alam
JURIST Guest Columnist Anton Moiseienko, PhD Student at Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London, discusses the problem of recovery of stolen state assets and describes what obstacles Ukraine may face in its pursuit of the governmental assets diverted by the Yanukovich regime ...A ...[read more]
November 23, 2014
by William Helbling
A Swedish appeals court on Thursday upheld an arrest warrant to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about claims dealing with sexual assault. Assange has denied all the allegations behind the warrant and has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has lived since June of ...[read more]
July 24, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Wednesday that police have arrested seven individuals on charges connecting them to an international group that defrauded the online ticketing service StubHub of approximately $1.6 million. Six of the seven arrests were made Tuesday, including three ...[read more]
June 13, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The criminal division of the UK Court of Appeal on Thursday declared that some coverage of the trial of two terrorism suspects from London will be held in open court, but core aspects of the trial will remain confidential. The case is Guardian News and Media Ltd v AB CD and it is on appeal from a ...[read more]
January 6, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Thousands of UK criminal trial lawyers staged a half-day strike on Monday to protest planned government cuts to legal aid. The fee cuts, which would reduce their pay by as much as 30 percent, are part of an attempt by the government to lessen the country's deficit. Lawyers refused to attend court ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An international team of lawyers on Saturday accused the Egyptian military and the country's interim government of crimes against humanity and a number of human rights abuses since president Mohammed Morsi was ousted in July. At a press conference held on Saturday in London, UK based lawyer Tayab ...[read more]
October 21, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashish Goel, an LL.M. candidate at King's College London, discusses a recent death penalty conviction and how to improve India's current system...The death penalty debate in India largely centers on the same old but rephrased arguments based on deterrence and reformation. ...[read more]
September 16, 2013
by Max Slater
A judge in London ruled on Monday that a Muslim woman who is a defendant in an upcoming trial must remove her full-face veil when presenting evidence. A judge for the Blackfriars Crown Court held that the woman, whose name cannot be identified for legal reasons, may wear her niqab, a garment that ...[read more]
August 22, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The Council of Europe on Wednesday expressed concern over the UK reaction to the exposure of the US surveillance program, asking for further information. British authorities allegedly threatened legal action against The Guardian and forced employees to destroy computer equipment, including hard ...[read more]

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