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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul with experience in the country’s financial sector offers his observations and perspective on the circumstances facing the country’s banks and banking system under the [...]

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The arguments made by the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry for limited regulation and rapid deployment of self-driving car technology bear a striking resemblance to the discussion about the US regulatory response to Covid-19 vaccines. Both appeal to exigent circumstances as a reason for rapid action to save lives, even if that means throwing some precautions [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced Monday that it was imposing new sanctions over Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict. There has been ongoing concern for human rights abuses throughout the Tigray conflict. In April, the G7 countries called for an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in the region. The [...]

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In India, with the daily Covid-19 cases plummeting about 90 percent from the peak of the first wave last year, the pandemic appeared to be under control by March 2021.  In April 2021, however, India saw the world’s worst second wave, with new cases exceeding 400,000 a day, breaking the world record for the most [...]

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The Council of the European Union Friday announced that it had adopted a framework for the imposition of sanctions against individuals and entities it determines have undermined the rule of law and democracy in Lebanon. In December of last year, the Council noted the “grave financial, economic, social and political crisis” in Lebanon and urged [...]

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A spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday of an impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as mounting conflict gives rise to human suffering and civilian displacement. Speaking at a press briefing at the Palais des Nations, UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch raised concerns over the deteriorating conditions in [...]

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After three days of Generation Equality Forum meetings in Paris (hosted by the French Government from 30 June to 2 July), the international community launched a Global Acceleration Plan (GAP) for gender equality, driven by six Action Coalitions, the Compact on Women, Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action. The GAP aims to accelerate gender equality in the [...]

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“I was told there would be no math…” Lawyers often joke that they went to law school because they thought it meant they would never see another math problem. However, as more companies move their legal departments in-house, these organizations need their head lawyer to be both legally and financially fluent. Initially, the move toward [...]

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