November 8, 2014
by William Helbling
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Saturday agreed to organize an intelligence network with participating nations in an effort to combat corruption within the region. APEC acknowledged the necessity of a network between countries because current government corruption "impedes economic ...[read more]
October 28, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
A UN human rights expert said Monday that he was "shocked" by Iran's execution of a woman convicted of murdering a man whom she accused of raping her. Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed in Tehran's Evin prison on Saturday morning despite international opposition from many organizations and rights ...[read more]
May 10, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Dara Purvis of the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law discusses how salary negotiation presents itself within a marriage and is not only between employer and employee ... April 8 was Equal Pay Day: on average, American women would have to work all of 2013 ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed on Monday urged Iran to immediately halt the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a woman sentenced to death of murdering Mortez Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp. that the lawsuit in question is not a "mass action" suit under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) of 2005, reversing the previous holding of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. CAFA allows "mass ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Stuart Ford of The John Marshall Law School argues that the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia provides for fair, non-political trials, which are central to the success of the court ... The fairness of the trials at the International Criminal ...[read more]
November 27, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Alan Boynton of McNees Wallace & Nurick discusses Pennsylvania student participation in gender-specific sports...Gender equality is a societal goal that few dispute. In the arena of sports, particularly at the high school level, there is similarly little dispute that ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Illinois on Wednesday became the sixteenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage when Governor Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (Act). Although the Act allows same-sex couples to marry, it allows religious organizations to refuse to celebrate or solemnize ...[read more]
November 6, 2013
by Max Slater
The Illinois House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill, known as the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act Illinois, passed the state senate in February. Although the bill allows same-sex couples to marry, it allows religious organizations to refuse t... ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed on Wednesday condemned the Iranian government for the high number of executions this year and restrictions on freedom of speech. Despite having been refused entry into Iran since his ...[read more]

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