March 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled Wednesday that part of a Minnesota statute prohibiting the advising or encouraging of suicide is unconstitutional. The court overturned the conviction of William Melchert-Dinkel, who was convicted in 2011 of two counts of aiding suicide, after a judge found he " ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A gun and suicide bomb attack on Monday on a court complex in Islamabad, Pakistan, left 11 people dead and 25 injured. Additional Sessions Judge Rafaqat Awan, senior advocate Rao Abdul Rashid, advocate Tanveer Ahmend Shah, and several other members of court staff were among those killed in the ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Saturday issued the 2013 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, which found a total of 8,615 civilian casualties in 2013, a 14 percent increase since 2012. According to the report, 74 percent of the total civilian deaths and ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced to death a member of an extremist group convicted of producing explosives used in a May 2004 suicide attack on a western company operating in Saudi Arabia's northwestern port city of Yanbu. According to reports, the court also handed down sentences ranging ...[read more]
November 25, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Huang, University of Windsor Faculty of Law Class of 2016, discusses recent British Columbia Court of Appeals decision, Carter v. Canada, upholding the ban on assisted suicide...In the recent British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) case Carter v. Canada (Attorney ...[read more]
November 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The High Court in New Delhi on Saturday began the appeal of the death penalty sentence for the fatal gang-rape of an Indian student last December. Although six men were charged with the rape and murder of the student, only four received the death penalty. The fifth suspect died while imprisoned ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Laura Crestohl, McGill University Faculty of Law Class of 2014, explains Carter v. Canada and its impact of physician-assisted suicide...The case Carter v. Canada is bringing the issue of physician-assisted suicide back to the Canadian courts. In 2011, Lee Carter, Hollis ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Gabriel Walsh, Willamette University College of Law Class of 2016, analyzes the limits and protections of free speech surrounding issues of language used to encourage or promote suicide...On September 30, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Minnesota issued a ruling declaring ...[read more]
October 10, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Court of Appeal for British Columbia on Thursday upheld Canada's law against doctor-assisted suicide. Justice Lynn Smith for the Supreme Court of British Columbia had ruled last year that the provisions of Canada's Criminal Code unjustly violate the rights to life, liberty and equality. She ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a state law criminalizing speech that "advises" and "encourages" another's suicide is unconstitutional. In the suit filed against the national right-to-die group Final Exit Network after they were charged with the 2007 suicide of a Minnesota woman, ...[read more]

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