July 11, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The EU's highest court, the Court of Justice, on Thursday ruled that Germany cannot require spouses of Turkish nationals living in Germany to show basic knowledge of the German language as a requirement when applying for family reunification visas. The case was brought by Naime Dogan, a Turkish ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist David Pimentel of Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law argues that South Sudan's rule of law challenges remain a stumbling block to its development and to its capacity for addressing internal conflicts and continuing violence ... The prevailing mood in South ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Leslie Esbrook, Yale Law School Class of 2015, shows how the current international framework applies to recent international conflicts...Human Rights Watch released a report documenting war crimes committed by Syrian rebels on August 4 and urged the Security Council to refer ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Kyle Webster
Marijuana is illegal in the US under a variety of federal statutes that criminalize the production, distribution and possession of the substance for any purpose. Regardless of this, laws in 21 states and the District of Columbia permit for some legal use of the substance. This ranges from the ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Sarah Steers
The separation of powers doctrine incorporated into the US Constitution includes the ability to declare and enter war. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the ability to declare war. Article II, Section 2 grants power of the US armed forces to the President as Commander-in- ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday ruled that New Jersey's sports wagering law conflicts with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) and thus, should not be implemented. PASPA makes sports betting illegal nationwide except in Nevada, Oregon, ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 29, 2008, the Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina sentenced its first war crimes suspects from Yugoslavia's violent ethnic conflicts of the 1990s, convicting seven of genocide for their involvement in killings committed at the Srebrenica prison camp. The war crimes Court of Bosnia and ...[read more]
July 23, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled 9-5 Monday that an ordinance barring undocumented workers from renting property within the city of Farmers Branch, Texas, is unconstitutional. The ordinance requires that prospective renters provide proof of their immigration status, and allows ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to the World ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
During the course of the War on Terror, the US military detained hundreds of individuals as "enemy combatants"a label the US government used to denote their legal status as unlawful combatants without protections under the Geneva Conventions. With military conflicts first in Afghanistan and la... ...[read more]

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