May 4, 2014
by Jaimie Cremeans
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville issued a statement on Friday urging the US to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty following a botched execution performed in Oklahoma last week. The OHCHR asserted that the execution of ...[read more]
May 4, 2014
by Jaimie Cremeans
Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins of the war crimes court at Guantanamo Bay filed a motion, which was made public on Monday, asking the court to reconsider an order from last month that released classified information to defense attorneys regarding the arrest, detention and ...[read more]
December 21, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Egyptian prosecutors on Saturday referred former President Mohamed Morsi to trial for charges of organizing a 2011 prison break, spreading chaos and abducting policemen in the country. The trial for these charges will be the third trial that has been referred by prosecutors since Morsi was ousted ...[read more]
December 21, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
US District Court for the District of Utah on Friday ruled that Utah's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage violate due process and equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. Constitutional Amendment 3, which amended Utah's constitution to ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The EU Court of Justice ruled Thursday that in countries in which same-sex couples cannot legally marry, same-sex couples in a legal union are entitled to the same legal benefits as married couples. The case stemmed from an employment benefits issue in France that was appealed to the court before ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The UN team investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria reported on Thursday that it has found credible evidence that chemical weapons have been used on numerous occasions throughout the Syrian Civil War. The Mission to Investigate Allegations of Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
We are proud to announce the release of a new JURIST endeavor: the JURIST Podcast. On a monthly basis, our editors, contributors, professional staff and other friends of JURIST will get together to discuss the issues of the day. We hope that the podcast will allow us to treat your ears to the same ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Ian Everhart
We are proud to announce the release of a new JURIST endeavor: the JURIST Podcast. On a monthly basis, our editors, contributors, professional staff and other friends of JURIST will get together to discuss the issues of the day. We hope that the podcast will allow us to treat your ears to the same ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Wednesday granted the US government's motion for a temporary delay in enforcement of a court order banning genital searches at Guantanamo Bay. The searches at issue are being conducted any time a detainee is transported to the area for ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday ruled that plaintiffs who were challenging an anti-terrorism law on grounds that it could stifle freedom of the press lacked standing to challenge the law, but noted that there are parts of the law that should be reviewed. The National ...[read more]

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