October 22, 2014
by Vanessa Griffith
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban. Puerto Rico Para Todos brought the lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiffs, five same-sex couples, arguing that Article 68 of Puerto Rico's civil code, ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by William Hibbitts
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Wednesday struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Three lawsuits, including one filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of 15 people, all sought to challenge parts of Indiana ...[read more]
June 10, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Tuesday that challenges Alabama's same-sex marriage ban. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of April Aaron-Brush and Ginger Aaron Brush, a same-sex couple who were legally married in Massachusetts in June 2012. The lawsuit specifically ...[read more]
May 2, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah proclaimed the enactment of Sharia in the country on Wednesday. The law will operate alongside Brunei's civil code, which Bolkiah explained to mean that Brunei "will have two criminal justice systems working hand in hand." Amnesty International (AI) has condemned the ...[read more]
August 28, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday sentenced Goran Saric, a former police chief, to 14 years for crimes against humanity. His charges specifically involved detention, forced transfer and murder of civilian Bosniak population of Sarajevo's Centar municipality between June and July ...[read more]
January 25, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that common law couples do not have the same rights as married couple in Quebec. The case involves a common law couple with three children in which the mother filed suit for spousal support, "partition of the family patrimony and the legal matrimonial ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging a new Puerto Rican law that limits the rights of protesters in the commonwealth. The new law, approved by Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno last week, bans certain kinds of protests and includes penalties of up to ...[read more]
July 3, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
JURIST Guest Columnist Kambiz Behi of Mostafavi & Associates and JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates examine how recent proposed amendments to the Russian Civil Code could reveal a legislative attempt to move Russia towards more Westernized commercial principles ...In 2008, ...[read more]
April 22, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On April 22, 2010, the Bosnia and Herzegovina war crimes court convicted Radomir Vukovic and Zoran Tomic for their alleged roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war. The accused were found guilty of genocide under Article 171 of the BiH criminal code and were each ...[read more]
April 13, 2012
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Dmytro Vorobey is an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and has interned at the district prosecutor's office and the district court in Novomoskovk, Ukraine. Here Vorobey provides a critique of Ukraine's progress towards implementing consistent ...[read more]

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