October 20, 2014
by Michael Finley
JURIST Guest Columnist Stefan Kirchner, of the University of Lapland in Finland, discusses the possibility of global discrimination during the ongoing Ebola outbreak ...The current Ebola outbreak has lead to discrimination against those infected with Ebola as well as against health care workers ...[read more]
February 5, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
European countries are violating the human rights of people trying to change their legal gender, forcing these individuals to undergo, among other things, invasive surgery and sterilization in order to change their legal status, Amnesty International (AI) alleged in a report released Tuesday. ...[read more]
November 14, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, argues that the European Court of Human Rights' recent decision in H. v. Finland is a predictable and disappointing step taken against the rights of same-sex couples...The European Court of Human Rights ("the court... ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 11, 2010, a Finnish court convicted former Rwandan pastor Francois Bazaramba and sentenced him to life in prison for his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The court found that he had ordered the killing of at least five Tutsis, led attacks against Tutsis and spread anti-Tutsi ...[read more]
January 21, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Mali signed an agreement Friday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to become the first African country to agree to enforce the ICC's sentences of imprisonment. Article 103 of the Rome Statute, which governs the ICC, states that "sentence of imprisonment shall be served in a State ...[read more]
August 22, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Finnish appeals court on Monday began hearing the appeal of former Rwandan pastor Francois Bazaramba, convicted last year on charges relating to his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Although Bazaramba had denied charges of involvement in the genocide, the court found that he ordered ...[read more]
June 11, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A Finnish court on Friday convicted former Rwandan pastor Francois Bazaramba on charges relating to his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, sentencing him to life in prison. Bazaramba had denied charges of involvement in the genocide as well as the 15 counts of murder against him, but the ...[read more]
June 2, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The governments of Finland, Belgium, and Denmark agreed Tuesday to detain those convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song described the agreement as an important element in the overall credibility of the judicial process at the ICC. The agre... ...[read more]
March 13, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Saturday jointly denounced the Swedish Parliament's Thursday passage of a resolution recognizing the Ottoman Empire's killing of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as genocide. At a meeting of European foreign mi... ...[read more]
March 3, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On March 3, 1918, the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire) signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with the communist government of Russia, ending Russian involvement in World War I. The treaty furthermore opened independence for Finland, Estonia, Latvia, ...[read more]

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