May 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Thai Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down for an alleged abuse of power relating to the transfer of a senior civil servant to another position in the government that occurred shortly after she took office in 2011. The decision also ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A Chinese court on Friday upheld a life sentence for former Communist party leader Bo Xilai. Bo was sentenced to life in prison in September for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. The High People's Court of the Province of Shandong rejected Bo's appeal, ruling that the facts of the ...[read more]
September 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
China's former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. Bo was convicted for using his position in the Communist Party of China (CPC) to accept bribes in the form of property and money for himself and others from ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Michael Micsky
JURIST Guest Columnist Nimra Azmi, Harvard Law School Class of 2015, discusses a recent vote for a bill by the North Carolina General Assembly which would ban all foreign law from the state...On August 25, 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Family, Faith, and Freedom Protection ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 30, 2011, an Egyptian judge announced that the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would be held at a police academy located on the outer border of Cairo. The new location was chosen for the heightened security, after it was reported that the trial would take place at a ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
China's former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai has been formally charged with corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power, the state-run news agency, Xinhua, announced on Thursday. Bo allegedly used his position in the Communist Party of China (CPC) to accept bribes in the form of property and ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was convicted Monday on charges of underage prostitution and abuse of power. The Milan court sentenced Berlusconi to seven years in prison and barred him from public office for life. A panel of three judges found Berlusconi guilty of paying then 17- ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The trial of 40 former Libyan officials began Thursday in al-Zawiya. The charges include inciting the killing of protesters during the revolution, wasting public funds, embezzlement and abuse of power. The defendants committed these crimes as part of the former Gaddafi regime during the uprising ...[read more]
February 3, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Iranian Parliament on Sunday voted 192-56 to impeach the country's labor minister, Abdolreza Sheikholeslami, because he appointed an official who was implicated in the deaths of anti-government prisoners in 2010. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that this constituted an abuse of power by ...[read more]
January 21, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
A Milan court on Monday set a timetable for hearings in the underage sex trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, setting the last session of the trial for early March, two weeks after the February 24?25 national elections. One of many proceedings against Berlusconi, the in t... ...[read more]

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