July 3, 2014
by Jason Kellam
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]
May 25, 2014
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Samuel, Penn State Dickinson School of Law Class of 2014, explores the constitutional framework surrounding the annexation of Crimea by Russia...When the Alma-Ata Declaration was signed on December 21, 1991, 10 nations separated from the former Union of Soviet ...[read more]
May 16, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Congress of the Republic of Guatemala on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution denying any existence of genocide during the civil war lasting from 1960-1996. The resolution calls for national reconciliation and states: "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our ...[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 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 11, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The State Council of the Republic of Crimea on Friday voted unanimously in favor of adopting a new constitution that will make Crimea part of the Russian Federation. The constitution, consisting of 10 chapters and 95 articles, defines Crimea as a legal and democratic state within the Russian ...[read more]
March 14, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday condemning Russia's actions in Crimea and calling for the immediate withdraw of all Russian military forces from Ukrainian territory. The resolution states that Russia is in breach of international law and existing conventional obligations, ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The Parliament of Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus passed a bill decriminalizing homosexual relations between men, making it the last European territory to do so. Like the anti-homosexuality laws of Isle of Man and Guernsey, Northern Cyprus's law criminalizing homosexual relations was a ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Michael Roberts
Egypt colonized Sudan in 1874 and the conquest was the first in a series of volatile and bloody attempts at establishing a stable national structure in Sudan. The Egyptian rule was short-lived, and the British soon entered the territory, helping Egypt defend Sudan against revolutionaries and ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Arjun Mishra
The Sudanese Civil War culminated in an agreement to allow the southern part of the country to succeed if the proposition passed a popular referendum. This was a compromise between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement of the south and the National Congress Party of the north to take a step ...[read more]

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