The Australian government announced Sunday that victims of forced marriages in Australia will have access to a support policy providing needs-based prevention and early intervention as part of a push to end modern-day slavery. Victims or those at risk of being forced into marriage can now receive access to 200 days of holistic support through [...]
Travis County District Judge Jessica Mangrum issued a temporary injunctive order Friday, blocking a Texas abortion ban from being applied to people with pregnancy complications. However, mere hours later the Texas state attorney general’s office appealed the order to the Texas State Supreme Court, putting the ban fully back into place until the State Supreme [...]
On December 22, 2022, the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol released its 845-page Final Report. The Report described events leading up to, during, and in the aftermath of the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. It also set out information about the individuals who were involved [...]
An initial draft written by Justice Samuel Alito in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization appears to overturn the decision in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Alito writes in the draft document. Roe was a benchmark which was set to uphold the legal and bodily [...]
Two Ukrainian advocacy groups in the United Kingdom announced that they intend to file a lawsuit Monday against the UK’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, over processing delays for thousands of Ukrainian refugees entering the UK. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has left more than 5.5 million Ukrainians in search of refuge, according to the UN [...]
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine comes calls for war crimes investigations and prosecutions, and rightfully so. Many of the discussions surround questions concerning whether war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide have been committed, who can be prosecuted, and which venue will best serve the people of Ukraine and the interests of justice. As [...]
Last month a Federal District Court in North Carolina held that Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) could not be excluded from the 2022 primary ballot for his role in the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. The Court ruled that a ballot challenge brought against Representative Cawthorn by state voters under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment [...]
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, post-secondary education institutions rapidly shifted to virtual learning environments: They quickly adopted virtual technology platforms and, as the pandemic oscillated in intensity, established functional, effective and integrated bimodal learning platforms (i.e., in-person lectures with an option to participate remotely). University faculties prided themselves on these rapid transitions, which allowed them [...]
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Amanda M. Klasing, of Human Rights Watch says that following the first anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, the international community and government of Haiti should allow Haitians to participate more in decision-making and increase accountability...
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Amanda Klasing of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights says that access to water and sanitation is a fundamental human right of all people, and that right must be promoted by the...