July 29, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. In his second piece, he calls for reform of the Foreign Assistance Act...Recent politics in Egypt have left US political leaders and White House ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. Here, he examines whether or not the situation is a coup and how this affects foreign aid ...July 3, 2013 was a momentous day for Egyptians, but its ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Clapper v. Amnesty International that a coalition of attorneys, journalists and rights organizations do not have Article III standing to contest Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The coalition was represented by the American ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The UK Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday are scheduled to hear the lawsuit of a Pakistani citizen who sued the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to discover the extent and lawfulness of UK government aid to US unmanned drone strikes in Pakistan. Noor Khan, represented by Reprieve, ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend foreign aid to countries that host Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on genocide and war crimes charges. The provision is part of the ...[read more]
December 8, 2011
by John Paul Putney
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday that the US will use foreign assistance, international diplomacy and political asylum to promote gay rights. The secretary's remarks before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva were in tandem with an executive memo from US President Barack ...[read more]
November 29, 2011
by Jamie Reese
The Nigerian Senate passed a bill Tuesday that makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry or for an individual to aid in the marriage of same-sex couples. The bill explicitly states that marriages entered into by persons of the same gender are prohibited and will not be recognized as valid, ...[read more]
July 6, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Libyan Judge Khalifa Isa Khalifa announced Wednesday that charges are being filed against 21 rebels attempting to overthrow Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi. Charges include facilitating foreign intervention in Libya, providing aid and military secrets to the enemy and seeking to topple Gadhafi's ...[read more]
June 26, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Israel issued a warning to the international media on Sunday, threatening deportation and a 10-year ban from the country for any foreign journalist caught on board an aid flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Government Press Office issued a letter to foreign journalists reportedly ...[read more]
August 7, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of the Interior announced Friday that the country will accept two Syrian Guantanamo Bay detainees in order to aid US efforts to close the facility. According to the statement, US special envoy Daniel Fried met with Portuguese officials in ...[read more]

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