July 1, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Monday that the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia erred in concluding that it lacked jurisdiction over a case of alleged torture in the Abu Ghraib prison because the alleged abuses occurred in Iraq. The case was brought in ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Addison Morris
Spain's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two judicial investigations into allegations of Chinese genocide and human rights violations, due to a new law limiting Spanish judges' involvement in international cases. Earlier this year, Spain put an end to its use of universal jurisdiction. Under the ...[read more]
June 13, 2014
by William Hibbitts
Central African Republic (CAR) President Catherine Samba-Panza has requested that the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate crimes committed within ICC jurisdiction since August 21, 2012. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda issued a statement Thursday describing the context of the referral to ...[read more]
June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison that when a bankruptcy court lacks jurisdiction to enter a final judgment, the bankruptcy court can still issue proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to be reviewed de novo by the district court. ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT* Preamble Part 1 Establishment of the Court Part 2 Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Applicable Law Part 3 General Principles of Criminal Law Part 4 Composition and Administration of the Cour... ...[read more]
April 25, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday announced that it has begun a preliminary investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Though Ukraine is not a member of the ICC, it has granted the court jurisdiction over crimes in its territory from November 21, 2013, to ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Lasker of Hollingsworth LLP discusses standing and City of New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp.... It is a fundamental tenet of our constitutional system of justice that courts are limited in jurisdiction to cases or controversies involving injuries that are "concrete, ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by William Helbling
The Ukrainian government urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday to open an investigation into any serious international crimes committed within the territory from late 2013 to early 2014. The possible crimes committed within Ukraine include acts of genocide, crimes against ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A same-sex couple filed a lawsuit on Wednesday with the Wisconsin Supreme Court seeking to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The Wisconsin Constitution was amended in 2006 to include Article XIII, section 13 which states that, "Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Walden v. Fiore that when the conduct of the defendant, a Georgia police officer, occurred entirely in Georgia, the mere fact that his conduct affected plaintiffs with connections to Nevada does not authorize jurisdiction over him in Nevada. The ...[read more]

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