June 2, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Bond v. United States that prosecutors cannot use an international chemical weapons treaty to convict a woman who attacked her husband's lover. Carol Anne Bond attempted to poison the woman by applying two toxic chemicals to her mailbox, car door handles and ...[read more]
May 5, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Vatican appeared before the Geneva committee that oversees the UN Convention Against Torture on Monday, arguing that a strict interpretation of the convention limited the church's responsibility for the international priest sex abuse scandal. The universal governing structure of the Catholic ...[read more]
April 19, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch discusses the US use of landmines and the possibility of the US joining the Mine Ban Treaty... Since antipersonnel landmines were banned by a majority of nations 15 years ago via an international treaty, their use even by those outside the ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice laying claim to a 240-mile area in Chile that provides access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia reportedly lost its claim of ownership to the land during a war with Chile in the 1800s. Chile alleges a ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Addison Morris
United Nations child rights experts on Monday praised the new Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, which grants children access to international human rights protections by allowing minors to complain directly to the UN Committee on the ...[read more]
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]
March 5, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration has ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Warren Binford of Willamette University College of Law argues that the US Supreme Court should hold individual possessors of child pornography liable for the full damages allowed under the Violence Against Women Act first to help victims of child pornography recover as ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Lauren Laing
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged member states to ratify or accede to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court. The Rome Statute was signed by 139 States, but 43 States have neither signed nor acceded to it. Ban said that the Rome Statute mu... ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in three cases. In Bond v. United States the court heard arguments on whether there are limits to Congress' authority to intrude on local and state programs with a valid international treaty. Carol Anne Bond attempted to poison her husband's lover ...[read more]

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