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Rabia Shuja holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Griffith College, Dublin and is a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Pakistan. She reports from Islamabad.  Hello everyone, I am Rabia Shuja – JURIST’s new Pakistan Correspondent. I have the honour to be reporting on recent developments in my country. This first piece is [...]

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday unsealed a 28-count indictment against former California congressman TJ Cox. Cox was indicted for 10 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of money laundering, 5 counts of wire fraud affecting financial institutions, and one count of contributions in the name of another. The bulk of the charges come from [...]

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US President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. Biden lauded the act’s sweeping healthcare, tax, and climate reforms. According to Senate Democrats, the IRA achieves eight main objectives: Expands Medicare benefits by ensuring free vaccines and price caps on insulin and out-of-pocket drug costs; Lowers energy costs through tax credits [...]

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The National Mining Society (SONAMI), a labor union in northern Chile, Tuesday formally asked the government to curb crimes affecting mining operations. Last week over 1 million USD worth of gold was reportedly stolen from a mine in the country’s far north. SONAMI president Diego Hernández cited an atmosphere of fear and said “we demand [...]

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During the Barack Obama presidency, the Justice Department prepared a 16-page unsigned, undated “White Paper” that outlined the administration’s legal reasoning justifying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-targeted killings of terrorism suspects if an informed high-level official decided that the target was a high-ranking al-Qaida figure or affiliate who posed an imminent threat of violent attack against [...]

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A woman convicted of violating coronavirus restrictions for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard Tuesday brought a civil suit against London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) for violation of her rights under the UK’s Human Rights Act, 1998. Dania Al-Obeid was attending the March 13, 2021, vigil of Sarah Everard, a woman who was raped and [...]

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Florida’s First District Court of Appeal has affirmed a trial judge’s decision that a parentless 16-year-old is not “sufficiently mature to decide whether to terminate her pregnancy.” Under Florida law, a pregnant minor’s parent or legal guardian needs to consent to the termination of that minor’s pregnancy, with certain exceptions. The minor sought before Escambia County [...]

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Liberian President George Weah Tuesday suspended three government officials based on sanctions issued Monday by the US Treasury Department (DOT). DOT sanctioned Nathaniel McGill, Sayma Syrenius Cephus and Bill Twehway under Executive Order (EO) 13818 for their participation in ongoing public corruption. The purpose of EO 13818 is to implement the Global Magnitsky Human Rights [...]

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German prosecutors Tuesday declined to investigate German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for his involvement in a tax scandal. In an exclusive report to German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, prosecutors from the Attorney General’s office said they found no evidence that Scholz aided or abetted anyone involved in Germany’s cum-ex scandal. The scandal consisted of a share-trading scheme [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya. She reports from Nairobi.  Kenyan elections have been some of the most drama-filled moments in my country, and unfortunately some of the saddest. I honestly do not think we’ve had a general election where no one has died. Monday night Daniel Musyoka, the missing Embakasi East [...]

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