May 22, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Sascha-Dominik Bachmann of Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom argues that while their recent annexation of Crimea and apparent willingness to use military force in Eastern Ukraine, the prospect of a Ukrainian civil war has diminished the need for Russia to engage ...[read more]
December 16, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Monday that two Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to Saudi Arabia. Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood had been held since 2002, but neither had been charged with a crime. The two men were recommended for transfer in ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 17, 2011, the former executive of News International (NI) and editor of the newspaper News of the World, Rebekah Brooks, was arrested by UK police for charges related to a phone hacking scandal. US Attorney General Eric Holder opened an investigation a week prior into whether journalists ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 12, 2012, the government of the Falkland Islands announced that a referendum would be held regarding the islands' political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom (UK). Gavin Short, chairman of the islands' legislative assembly, stated that the purpose of the vote, the date ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 22, 2009, a judge for HM Courts and Tribunals Service stated that he would allow the UK government seven days to request the release of classified information related to the detention of Binyam Mohamed from the US government, or the court would issue the request order itself. Mohamed ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 18, 1946, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) convened for the first time at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, pursuant to the statute commissioning its existence. This coincided with the formal dissolution of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the League of ...[read more]
March 22, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 22, 2006, British judge advocate John Bayliss ruled that Royal Air Force Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, who challenged the legality of the Iraq War, had to face a court martial on five charges of failing to comply with a lawful order. Kendall-Smith had served with the British forces in ...[read more]
January 3, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On January 3, 2005, Britain's Freedom of Information Act took effect, four years after its passage by Parliament. The Act, in conjunction with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, make most government documents accessible to citizens through a request process. An amendment providing various ...[read more]
December 8, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, in the second of two pieces on laws pertaining to homosexual acts in the Dependencies of the UK, argues that male, homosexual-specific criminal offenses in Isle of Man should be modernized to parallel the laws of the ...[read more]
November 29, 2012
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, in the first of two pieces on laws pertaining to homosexual acts in Dependencies of the UK, argues that male, homosexual-specific criminal offenses in Guernsey should be modernized to parallel the laws of the UK...The ...[read more]

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