The Israeli government's use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two UN human rights experts urged Tuesday, adding that the practice, which targets Palestinian homes in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian ...[read more]
The international community generally recognizes three elements for statehood: territory, population and recognition by other nation states. It is understood that these states must be sovereign, with the ability to enter into diplomatic and other relationships with its fellow states.
Many ...[read more]
In this Feature, JURIST takes a look at various legal issues relating to the Islamic State (IS). IS, also referred to as ISIS or ISIL, is a Middle Eastern-based group that currently occupies territory in Syria and Iraq. Several nations, including the US, have launched air strikes against IS ...[read more]
A Nigerian federal court on Thursday ruled in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls group, saying that the police had no right to block protests in Nigeria. Earlier this year the Bring Back Our Girls activists began daily sit-ins at the Unity Fountain in the capital city Abuja to press their demands ...[read more]
Egypt on Saturday declared a three-month state of emergency in the north and center of the Sinai Peninsula following a suicide bombing that killed at least 31 soldiers. The measures will begin at 3:00 GMT on Saturday, according to a statement by Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. There will ...[read more]
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, on Tuesday formally requested access to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory to gather first-hand information into the human rights situation in Gaza. The UN estimates over the past six weeks ...[read more]
A group of UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged Iraq and the international community to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist advance on the displaced Yazidi people and other minority groups trapped in rebel-controlled territory in Northwestern Iraq. The UN experts are part of the ...[read more]
Top Palestinian officials on Friday filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza. Palestinian Justice Minister Saleem Al-Saqqa and Gaza court public prosecutor Ismail Jabr started legal proceedings over the 18 days of fighting between Hamas ...[read more]
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday announced its intention to create an international commission of inquiry that will investigate all alleged violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Specifically the ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Bilal Khan discusses the legal implications of the use of force against ISIS in IRAQ...
The Factual Background
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) made headlines in June, when it escalated its offensives in Iraq. By June 10, it had captured Iraq's second ...[read more]