May 28, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi sent a bill to the country's interim parliament on Monday that would regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The most recent draft allocates wider financial autonomy to civic associations and NGOs. According to presidential aides, the bill does not require ...[read more]
November 17, 2009
by Andrea Bottorff
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Tuesday that more than 14,700 Americans have reported to the IRS previously hidden overseas bank accounts in response to a temporary forgiveness program, allowing delinquent taxpayers to avoid criminal ...[read more]
June 15, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The government of Yemen denied Sunday that it had reached an agreement with the US to transfer nearly 100 Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainees to Saudi Arabia for rehabilitation. According to a statement from the Yemen Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Yemeni government is still negotiating with the US ...[read more]
March 31, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Wells of the University of Missouri School of Law says that while the House version of a bill amending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act forces the Bush administration to actually prove that disclosing surveillance information would endanger national ...[read more]
September 17, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Ben Davis: Alberto Gonzales has said that one of the reasons the Administration departed from the Geneva Conventions in early 2002 was to provide more flexibility to the President. This week, some of the ironies of the Military Commission Bills of the President and Senators McCai... ...[read more]
May 19, 2006
by JURIST Commentator
Michael J. Kelly: From the perspective of the outside world, Gen. Michael Hayden's decision to wear his military uniform makes it appear that the military is taking over the CIA. And from their perspective, about the only thing worse than the CIA after Iraq is the U.S. military. Perspec... ...[read more]
September 8, 2005
by Jamie Sterling
Internet giant Yahoo defended itself Thursday against claims that the company aided China in the prosecution and ten-year imprisonment of journalist Shi Tao for divulging state secrets abroad. Yahoo's Hong Kong arm allegedly helped China link to the journalist's e-mail account and ...[read more]
September 7, 2005
by Jamie Sterling
An international media watchdog organization has said that internet company Yahoo divulged information to China that led to the conviction of a journalist for leaking state secrets. Reporters Without Borders Tuesday accused the Hong Kong arm of Yahoo with providing China’s state security... ...[read more]
March 21, 2005
by Tom Henry
In Monday's environmental law news, facing a declining tiger population, India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has banned gifts of live tigers to foreign dignitaries, established a wildlife crime prevention bureau, and created a taskforce of forest officials, wildlife experts and community ...[read more]
March 12, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
At a press conference in London Wednesday, UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said that the UK was discussing further amendments to the second draft UN Security Council resolution (co-sponsored by the US and Spain) it had introduced at the Security Council on March 7, and was circulating six tests ...[read more]

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