April 8, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
UN experts on the rights and status of migrant workers on Monday renewed calls to states urging the signing and ratification of a treaty more than 10 years old. The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has only been ratified ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general on Thursday denounced the decision by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to ban the short selling of stocks. Affirmed on nearly 80 percent of final judgments, the ECJ's advocate general, Niilo Jaaskinen, rejected the measure ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday that Israel violated of the laws of war with at least 18 airstrikes launched during the November 2012 fighting in Gaza. HRW stated that the airstrikes killed at least 43 Palestinian civilians, including 12 children. The laws of war provide that only military ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven D. Schwinn of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago says that, despite recent Supreme Court campaign finance decisions, the First Amendment still leaves opportunity for reform via creative public finance systems, tighter contribution limits and increased disclosure ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
2/19/2013: Supreme Court granted certiorari in campaign finance case 11/7/2012: Colorado, Montana passed ballot measures seeking campaign finance reform 10/24/2012: Seventh Circuit allowed cap on campaign contributions for upcoming election 10/23/2012: Supreme Court rejected challenge of ...[read more]
October 24, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to limits on the political contributions that donors can make to candidates running for Montana state offices. Montana's campaign finance law limits the individual contributions to gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates to $500 and ...[read more]
October 17, 2012
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that it will keep Montana's campaign contribution limits in place for the duration of the election season, extending a stay on a lower court decision. The appeals court ruled that changing the finance rules less than one month before ...[read more]
September 12, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany on Wednesday rejected a preliminary injunction to halt the implementation of the the 500 billion euro (USD $632 billion) European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the fiscal compact, but imposed a cap on Germany's contribution to the fund. The ESM and ...[read more]
September 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Myanmar's parliament passed a new foreign investment law on Friday after months of debate and modifications. The final version of the bill reportedly dropped some of the most controversial provisions, including a requirement that foreign investors contribute at least $5 million when engaging in ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, sitting en banc on Wednesday, ruled that Minnesota's disclosure requirement law for political contributions is unconstitutional, reversing an earlier decision by a three-judge panel. The law reaches nearly all associations and requires that all ...[read more]

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