September 15, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Piecora, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the first article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Piecora discusses possible solutions to the issue of sexual assault ...[read more]
August 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Mexican Attorney General for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) on Monday filed a criminal complaint against copper mining companies Buena Vista del Cobre, SA de CV and Minera Mexico following a massive acid spill on August 6 near the US border with Mexico. The spill has affected drinking ...[read more]
August 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Heiner Bielefeldt on Thursday reported serious violations of religious freedom persist in Vietnam. Bielefeldt announced three of his planned visits were interrupted and Vietnamese security agents monitored his visit closely. I received ...[read more]
May 13, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Five same-sex couples on Monday challenged Alaska's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Alaska, contends that the amendment, added to the Alaska Constitution in 1998, violates their due process and equal protection ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Avigail Goldglancz, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2014, is the author of the eighth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Goldglancz discusses the current institutional barriers facing women ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday struck down Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In 2006, Virginia voters ratified an amendment (Article I section 15-A) to the Virginia Constitution, which deemed marriage as a union only between a ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
In response to the escalating civil unrest in the country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned from office Tuesday as parliament repealed harsh anti-protest laws passed earlier this month. "For the sake of a peaceful settlement of the conflict, I took my personal decision to ask the ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Wednesday that children of married couples in Italy must be allowed to carry their mother's surname. The court found that restricting a child's surname to that of its father violated Article 8 (right to respect for private and family) and Article 14 ( ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Enkelena Gjuka, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the sixth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Gjuka calls upon the Securities Exchange Commission and Congress to increase ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A Chinese court on Friday upheld a life sentence for former Communist party leader Bo Xilai. Bo was sentenced to life in prison in September for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. The High People's Court of the Province of Shandong rejected Bo's appeal, ruling that the facts of the ...[read more]

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