May 4, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for five members of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of killing policemen in 2013. The charges include attempted murder, weapons possession and violence stemming from an incident known as the "Kerdasa massacre," when supporters of the former ...[read more]
May 4, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Sunday signed an executive order legalizing medical marijuana. The order refers to several US studies that show the therapeutic use of the plant in treating different medical conditions including pain associated with AIDS, glaucoma, migraines, ...[read more]
May 3, 2015
by Cassandra Baubie
JURIST Guest Columnist Kimberly Mutcherson of Rutgers School of Law-Camden, discusses the controversy over whether there should or must be a constitutional right allowing the terminally-ill to engage in physician assisted deaths ..."Despite decades of agitation, public education, lobbying and ...[read more]
April 29, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
The Giza Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced 69 Muslim Brotherhood supporter to 25 years in prison for attacking and burning a church in a village near Cairo in 2013 during protests against former president Mohamed Morsi. In addition, Judge Mohamed Nagi Shehata also sentenced two other juvenile ...[read more]
April 29, 2015
by Addison Morris
A Dutch appellate court ruled Wednesday that Gen. Thom Karremans, who ordered Bosnian Muslims away from a UN peacekeeping compound during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, will not be prosecuted. Karremans, along with two other soldiers, faced charges for forcing three Bosnian Muslim men to leave the ...[read more]
April 28, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on same-sex marriage. The court heard two-and-half hours of oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, which was consolidated with three other cases. The first question before the court was "Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a ...[read more]
April 28, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
A UN independent board of inquiry announced Monday that it uncovered evidence that at least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at UN locations during last year's Gaza war. The investigation also found that at least 227 Palestinians were injured. In response to the ...[read more]
April 27, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Cambodia to drop plans to revive a restrictive nongovernmental organizations (NGO) law. Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly said he would use the Law on Associations and Nongovernmental Organizations (LANGO) to "handcuff" non compliant groups. Brian ...[read more]
April 27, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The annual Webby Awards in Law and more than 100 other subject categories were announced in New York Monday as the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences honored excellence in interactive design, creativity, usability and functionality on the Internet in 2015. Harvard Law project ...[read more]
April 26, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday said that the trial of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was "badly flawed" and compromised by due process violations. The former president was convicted on April 21 for inciting violence and ordering the killing and torturing of protesters in 2012 and ...[read more]

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