11/14/2014: UN investigators blamed Islamic State commanders for war crimes in Syria.
11/04/2014: HRW: Islamic States militants tortured and abused Kurdish children in Syria
10/30/2014: HRW: Islamic State conducted mass executions of Shiite prisoners
10/17/2014: US-led airstrikes in Syria ...[read more]
In this Feature, JURIST takes a look at various legal issues relating to the Islamic State (IS). IS, also referred to as ISIS or ISIL, is a Middle Eastern-based group that currently occupies territory in Syria and Iraq. Several nations, including the US, have launched air strikes against IS ...[read more]
09/22/2014: IBA urged reform to climate change justice structures to protect human rights
09/17/2014: Report proposed recognizing land rights of locals could be cost-effective protection for tropical forests
06/08/2014: UN called for protection of the oceans on World Oceans Day
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A major challenge for the international response to climate change is the allocation of responsibility between industrialized and developing countries for remediation and mitigation. While industrialized countries like the United States have a history of emitting greenhouse gases and are ...[read more]
07/21/2014: Obama signed order on LGBT job discrimination
04/08/2014: Obama announced the signing of executive actions targeting gender wage gap
11/01/2013: Obama administration established climate change task force through executive order
09/25/2012: Obama signed order strengthening ...[read more]
08/20/2014: Ex-Guantanamo detainee appealed conviction
07/03/2014: Guantanamo Bay detainees filed motion for religious prayer
06/10/2014: Federal appeals court dismissed Guantanamo detainee lawsuit
06/02/2014: Pentagon approved war crimes trial for al Qaeda leader
05/31/2014: Final known ...[read more]
District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago made clear that the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear firearms in the home for self-defense, but left unanswered whether it protects other conduct. Writing for the majority in Heller, Scalia emphasized that Heller marked the ...[read more]
06/26/2014: Federal judge upheld Colorado gun control laws
04/23/2014: Georgia governor signed bill expanding gun carry rights
03/31/2014: Federal judge ruled immigrants have same gun carrying rights as citizens
03/25/2014: Ninth Circuit upheld San Francisco gun control laws
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05/27/2014: Supreme Court found Florida IQ cutoff for executions unconstitutional.
03/03/2014: Supreme Court heard oral arguments on death penalty for intellectually disabled.
05/02/2014: Obama expressed desire to ask AG Holder to investigate death penalty issues.
05/02/2014: UN urged death ...[read more]
Since the US Supreme Court first addressed the death penalty the 1879 case Wilkerson v. Utah, the Court has struggled with determining the penalty's constitutional boundaries. In 1976 the court held in Gregg v. Georgia that the imposition of the death penalty does not always violate the Eighth ...[read more]