March 11, 2012
by Zach Zagger
An Egyptian army doctor was acquitted of obscenity by a military tribunal Sunday in relation to alleged forced virginity tests performed on detained protestors during the revolution last spring. The court refused to find that the forced virginity tests occurred despite a prior court ruling and ...[read more]
January 4, 2012
by Zach Zagger
JURIST Guest Columnist Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act significantly clarifies the law of federal court jurisdiction and venue but was passed after removing some beneficial but controversial ...[read more]
December 30, 2011
by Zach Zagger
JURIST Guest Columnist Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the impact of the recently passed Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 on federal and state court litigation in the US...There was no public ceremony, and if you blinked you missed the ...[read more]
October 22, 2011
by Zach Zagger
United Nations Special Rapporteur on on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, on Thursday urged respect for international standards concerning the use of lethal force during arrests and warned that the growing use of targeted killings with unmanned drones is legally ...[read more]
September 14, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The new ruling regime in Libya vowed to investigate allegations of human rights abuses Wednesday after the World Bank recognized the newly formed National Transitional Council (NTC) as the official government. The NTC was responding to an Amnesty International report published Tuesday alleging ...[read more]
September 1, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday urged the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle to preserve two lawsuits over the warrantless surveillance of US citizens. EFF argued that the government should not be able block the suits under claims of state ...[read more]
September 1, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The Colombian Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the murder conviction against ex-politician Alberto Santofimio Botero for the 1989 killing of Luis Carlos Galan, a political opponent of the drug cartels. The court issued an arrest warrant for Santofimio, the former justice minister whose ...[read more]
August 8, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia and her son, Tarique Rahman, were charged with corruption Monday over alleged inappropriate donations. The Bangladesh Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) brought the charges in connection with USD $1.05 million in donations to a charity named after her ...[read more]
August 5, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) appealed a case over same-sex domestic partnerships Thursday to the the Montana Supreme Court, arguing that denying partnership rights to same-sex couples violates the state constitution. The ACLU filed a notice of appeal in Donaldson and Guggenheim v. ...[read more]
August 5, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) expressed concern Friday over Belarus' handling of human rights activists and its efforts to silence opposition. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis, said that the situation in Belarus is ...[read more]

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