September 24, 2014
by Addison Morris
Radical Islamic preacher Abu Qatada was cleared Wednesday of terrorism offenses by a court in Jordan, and was released from prison. The court found insufficient evidence to convict the 53-year-old cleric of helping to plan a thwarted terrorist plot against tourists and diplomats during Jordan's ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU on Thursday issued a joint statement on the situation in Ukraine after a Ukrainian military base was attacked in an act of increasing violence between government troops and pro-Russia militias. The statement promises amnesty "to protesters and to those who have ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of the Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations argues that while many US lawyers and diplomats have condemned Russia's involvement in Ukraine as a violation of international law, recent practices of states using force against other states ...[read more]
January 25, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
On Wednesday, Texas executed a Mexican national who was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1994. Controversy grew after the arrest because Edgar Arias Tamayo was not notified of his rights under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations to notify Mexican diplomats of the arrest. Because of ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
US prosecutors unsealed on Thursday charges it has filed against 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their family members for allegedly conspiring to commit health care fraud. The complaint, which was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, accuses the ...[read more]
August 13, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Russia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday received the first official complaint against the country's new law which requires political non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receiving funding from abroad to register as "foreign agents." Kostroma Center was fined 300,000 rubles (USD $9,000) for ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The conflict in Libya arose out of protests beginning February 15, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi. The protest came as part of a wider protest movement that had spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. On February 23, Benghazi fell under the control of protesters after the ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 2, 2011, the chairman of the High Commission of Elections, Judge Abdel Moaz Ibrahim, announced that Egypt would amend its constitution to allow citizens living abroad vote in parliamentary elections. This amendment would allow citizens abroad to vote at embassies and consulates, ...[read more]
December 29, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Chinese housing activist and lawyer, Ni Yulan, and her husband, Dong Jiqin, went on trial Thursday on charges of fraud and "inciting a disturbance" in Beijing. Lying on a stretcher and relying on an oxygen machine, Ni pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud for falsifying facts to steal property ...[read more]
October 13, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
An alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the US, may violate the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, which Iran signed in 1978. The US Department of Justice ...[read more]

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