October 18, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Roland Adjovi, Assistant Professor at Arcadia University, discusses the recent arrest and accusations levied toward Martina Johnson ...Martina Johnson joined the National Patriotic Front of Liberation (NPFL) of Charles G. Taylor in 1990. She was actively involved in the ...[read more]
September 16, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
A Belgian man serving a life sentence was granted the right to be euthanized on Monday. Frank Van Den Bleeken, who has spent the last 30 years in prison on convictions of rape and murder, has continuously requested that he be allowed to end his life. Bleeken argued that he could never be set free ...[read more]
March 30, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Dutch public prosecutor announced on Friday that police have arrested a man suspected of war crimes during the 1990s Yugoslav wars after a request for his extradition from Croatia. Milutin Graic, 41, was living in Roosendaal, near the Netherlands' border with Belgium. Graic is accused of being ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The lower house of Belgian Parliament gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that would extend the country's euthanasia law to certain cases of terminally ill minors. The legislation, approved by a vote of 86 to 44 with 12 abstentions, would extend a 2002 law that allows euthanasia for ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Belgian Senate voted Thursday to allow euthanasia for terminally ill minors. The legislation would extend a 2002 law that allows euthanasia for terminally ill adults to minors with "constant and unbearable physical suffering" and equipped "with a capacity of discernment." The law requires that ...[read more]
November 28, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The Belgian Senate committee on Wednesday voted in favor of passing a controversial bill that aims to extend the right to request euthanasia to children with terminal illnesses and adults with dementia. Although still not yet a law, the bill cleared the committee in a 13-4 vote, according to ...[read more]
October 14, 2013
by Addison Morris
Belgian authorities announced on Monday that suspected Somali pirate leader Mohammed Abdi Hassan was detained by authorities at the Brussels Airport on Saturday. Thought to be responsible for numerous vessel hijackings, Belgian prosecutors have been seeking Abdi Hassan, also known as "Big Mouth," ...[read more]
July 23, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 23, 2011, Belgium implemented a law banning women from wearing burqas, the Islamic head scarves, in public. Earlier that week, the Council of Europe Commissioner of Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg denounced the legislation. In April 2010, the Belgian House of Representatives had approved ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On February 20, 2008, the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies narrowly passed the first reading of a bill legalizing euthanasia. The second reading of the bill passed in March 2009, making Luxembourg the fourth nation in Europe to legalize euthanasia after Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. ...[read more]
January 26, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 26, 2010, a French parliamentary commission recommended a partial ban on the wearing of burqas and other facial veils donned by Muslim women in public areas. The French Constitutional Court approved a bill banning facial veils in public in October 2010, finding the law and its 150 euro ...[read more]

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