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Anjana Meza is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Lima, and a law student in the Facultad de Derecho, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Today, two important events occurred in Peru. First, President Pedro Castillo decided to dissolve Peruvian Congress and, second, Pedro Castillo was vacated by the Peruvian Congress and Dina Boluarte, the Vice President, [...]

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The UK Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that Northern Ireland’s Abortion Services Bill does not infringe on protesters rights. The court reasoned that the citizens of Northern Ireland adopted the right to abortion through the democratic process. By allowing “those who had lost the political debate” to obstruct the right to abortion it “would align the [...]

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Law students and law graduates in Pakistan are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and pertaining to their country. University of London law graduate Seemal Hameed files this dispatch from Islamabad.  Climate change is an existential threat to life on earth. The past eight years are on track to be the warmest on record, fuelled [...]

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Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul reports on a Taliban execution order carried out Wednesday in southwestern Afghanistan. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding our Correspondent’s name. The text has only been [...]

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A New York jury Tuesday found the Trump Organization guilty on all charges in a criminal fraud case initiated by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Former President Trump’s company, charged as both the Trump Corporation and the Trump Payroll Corporation, was charged with scheming to defraud federal, state and local authorities to avoid taxes spanning [...]

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Are the recent tech founder scandals going to change Silicon Valley or future appetite for investments in tech firms? It seems that investors are unphased by losing millions through the failures of Elizabeth Holmes or the sudden collapse of crypto exchange FTX. Investors seem to love tech visionaries whose brash rhetoric fueled the recent tech [...]

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A Colorado court Tuesday formally charged the suspect accused of killing five and injuring 19 in Club Q, a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 19. Anderson Lee Aldrich was formally charged with murder, hate crimes and assault. Aldrich also faces five counts of bias-motivated crime resulting in injury and five counts of [...]

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Why was the cryptocurrency exchange FTX valued at $32 billion before it filed for bankruptcy? Many of the world’s most sophisticated investors believed it was worth that much and invested billions based on that valuation. They failed to detect the company’s massive misconduct and their investments were completely wiped out over the course of a [...]

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The US House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on the Capitol Tuesday said it has decided to make criminal referrals to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who chairs the committee, told Axios, “We have made decisions on criminal referrals.” The committee has yet to issue a formal announcement. [...]

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Al Jazeera Tuesday submitted a formal request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israeli officials announced in September that there is a high possibility that Israeli soldiers shot and killed Abu Akleh during an exchange with Palestinians. According to Al Jazeera attorney [...]

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