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Law students and law graduates in Pakistan are reporting for JURIST on events in that country impacting its legal system. Rabia Shuja holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Griffith College, Dublin and is Chief Correspondent for JURIST in Pakistan. She reports from Islamabad. “He thinks for himself, He must be seized” These [...]

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday adopted a resolution calling on states to respect and protect the United Nations and humanitarian personnel as per international law. Resolution 2730 (2024), which was proposed by Switzerland and went through a detailed discussion on Tuesday, was adopted by a 14-0 vote along with an abstention from [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released an alert on Thursday urging the Mexican government to protect a Mexican journalist who is receiving death threats due to his work. Alberto Amaro Jordán, the founder and editor of La Prensa de Tlaxcala, is currently enrolled in a government protection mechanism after numerous threats and attempts on [...]

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The Court of First Instance in Tunis decided on Wednesday to sentence Tunisian journalists Mourad Zghidi and Borhen Bsaiss to one year in prison for spreading false news that harms public security. Tunis court’s spokesperson asserted that broadcaster Borhen Bsaiss was sentenced to six months in prison for using communication and information systems to spread, [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demanded on Wednesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) allow journalists from around the world to cover its annual decision-making meeting, the World Health Assembly, and provide press accreditation to Taiwanese media. The call arose after two journalists from Taiwan were asked to provide Chinese passports for accreditation. Ahead [...]

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Human rights organization WOLA (the Washington Office on Latin America) on Wednesday issued a statement of solidarity with groups within El Salvador fighting for citizens unjustly detained following the country’s major gang crackdowns in March 2022. In conjunction with 84 other advocacy groups, WOLA criticized the dramatic increases in the surveillance and interference of human [...]

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Senior UN Officials decried the “plight of civilians” resulting from conflict in 2023 as “resoundingly dire” on Tuesday, pointing out civilian suffering and disregard for international humanitarian and human rights law around the world. Their remarks coincide with the 75th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions (GC), which the international community created in the aftermath [...]

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Amnesty International released an alerting report on Tuesday, highlighting the arbitrary use of the Mexican criminal justice system to criminalize women human rights defenders. The report titled “Perseguidas: Criminalización de mujeres defensoras de derechos humanos en México” (Persecuted: criminalization of women human rights defenders in Mexico) focuses on the cases of three women: Ana Lorena [...]

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Israeli Minister of Communication Shlomo Karhi ordered the return of Associated Press (AP) equipment Tuesday after officials from the ministry seized it and took down the news organization’s live feed of northern Gaza earlier in the day. Karhi said that the defense ministry was re-examining the issue and that the equipment would be returned until [...]

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