October 22, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam, of the Singapore Management University, proposes a solution to the underlying issues which caused the ongoing protests in Hong Kong ... Nearly three weeks after they began, Hong Kong's student-led protests show little signs of abating. Parts of the central ...[read more]
December 28, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that Indian Supreme Court has dangerously rolled back the clock on LGBT rights, threatening the ongoing process of progressive reform in Asia ... More than four years after the Delhi High Court ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Brazilian Regional Federal Court for the First Region (TRF1) on Tuesday suspended construction on the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil's Amazon rain forest on grounds that environmental commitments have not been met. The decision is summarized in a statement on the court's website, detailing Judge ...[read more]
September 15, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday praised the Syrian government's formal agreement to sign and abide by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). CWC signatories must agree to "chemically disarm" by destroying chemical weapon stockpiles and creating enforcement mechanisms to ensure that ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Zeray Yihdego of the University of Aberdeen Law School examines several legal issues arising from the dispute over the Blue Nile Dam between Egypt and Ethiopia...Egypt and Ethiopia are in a war of words concerning the damming of the Blue Nile. Ethiopia intends, and has ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
An Egyptian court on Wednesday rejected the extradition of Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, cousin and former close aide of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi, to Libya. The country's administrative court held that Qaddaf al-Dam should be tried in Egypt. It reasoned that because Qaddaf al-Dam was an asylum ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Egyptian authorities on Tuesday extradited two former Libyan officials from the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, ex-Cairo ambassador Ali Maria, and another ex-official, Mohammed Ibrahim Gadhafi, back to their home country. Both were arrested on corruption charges a week ago with Gaddafi's cousin Ahmed ...[read more]
March 19, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, cousin of Muammar Gaddafi, was arrested at his home Tuesday in central Cairo by Libyan forces. The arrest of Qaddaf al-Dam coincides with the second anniversary of the air campaign commenced in Libya by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that assisted rebels in ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Jerry Votava
A Chilean appeals court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of the Punta Alcalde hydroelectric dam project based on environmental concerns. The project is under the management of Endesa, an energy company based in Spain. The suit was brought by local fishermen who claimed the dam project would have ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A UN report released on Wednesday concludes that informal justice systems must be used as part of broader initiatives to ensure that human rights of people in developing countries are protected. The report shows that many groups of people, including women, children and minorities, benefit from ...[read more]

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