March 26, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 26, 2010, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office banned Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf, finding it in violation of laws against extremism. The step was taken pursuant to Article I of Russia's Law to Combat Extremist Activities. According to the statement from the Prosecutor General's ...[read more]
March 26, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Russian Prosecutor General's Office on Friday banned Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf, finding it in violation of laws against extremism. The step was taken pursuant to Article I of Russia's Law to Combat Extremist Activities. According to the statement from the Prosecutor General... ...[read more]
October 12, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Brown, holder of the Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair at Capital University School of Law, says that in the midst of the current furor over health care reform legislation we should remember that America's own revered Founding Fathers authorized, and sometimes... ...[read more]
September 15, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Niger opposition leader who opposed a constitutional referendum to allow President Mamadou Tandja to remain in office said Monday that he had been charged with financial crimes. Mahamadou Issoufou, leader of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS), claims the corruption charges ...[read more]
June 30, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
An opposition politician in Niger on Tuesday accused President Mamadou Tandja of committing a coup d'etat by annulling the West African country's Constitutional Court on Monday. Bazoum Mohamed of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS) said that Tandja did not have the right to... ...[read more]
January 9, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Bangladeshi Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shafique Ahmed on Thursday declared his government's desire to restore Bangladesh's 1972 constitution. The move signals an intent to return to the four principles of nationalism, democracy, secularism, and socialism that Banglades... ...[read more]
April 19, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
A Chilean court indicted five navy officers and a navy doctor Friday for their role in the kidnapping, torture, and killings of British-Chilean priest Micheal Woodward and other political dissidents. Retired admirals Sergio Barros, Guillermo Aldoney and Adolfo Walbaum and retired navy captains ...[read more]
November 25, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
The Bolivian Constitutional Assembly approved the text of a new draft constitution for the country Saturday, according to Constitutional Assembly President Silvia Lazarte. Bolivian President Evo Morales has sought a full rewrite of the country's constitution to facilitate widespread social chang... ...[read more]
September 9, 2007
by Michael Sung
Bolivian Constitutional Assembly president Silvia Lazarte announced a month-long suspension of constitutional reform talks Friday, citing security concerns after days of violent protests by university students and other opposition members who have demanded the relocation of the Bolivian capital ...[read more]
August 23, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
A fistfight broke out between lawmakers in the Bolivian legislature Wednesday as opposition leaders tried to prevent lawmakers loyal to Bolivian President Evo Morales from bringing charges against four Constitutional Tribunal justices for overstepping their authority. The dispute, the latest in a ...[read more]

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