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A group of United Nations experts Monday condemned the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, calling it a site of “unparalleled notoriety.” January 11 marks the twentieth anniversary of the arrival of the first terrorism suspects in Guantanamo Bay. The independent experts, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, said: Twenty years of practicing [...]

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The Ethiopian government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Friday announced that several high-profile political detainees would be pardoned. A statement issued by the Ethiopian government communication service provides a list of those to be pardoned. The list names prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and other members of his party, the Oromo Federalist Congress. Also named [...]

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The governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, UK, and US have released a joint statement condemning the mass detention of individuals in Ethiopia on the basis of their ethnicity and without due process. The statement declared that the Ethiopian government’s announcement of a state of emergency last month provides no justification for such detentions. The [...]

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Abstract: Ideas of Natural Law were crucial in drafting the US Constitution. These seminal ideas were made known to document “framers” largely by way of William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Commentaries represent the truest philosophic origins of America’s legal system. In these dissembling times of recurrent political manipulation, Blackstone’s work warrants [...]

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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 comments on newly-announced pay scales for civil servants that reduce the remuneration of virtually all positions.  For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding our Correspondent’s name. The [...]

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The UN Security Council called Friday for an end to the hostilities in Ethiopia and advocated for the implementation of a permanent ceasefire. This statement is the Security Council’s second statement on the crisis in one year, following its earlier statement in April. The 15-member body expressed its “deep concern” over the increased military actions in the [...]

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China’s Ministry of Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission have introduced a proposed regulation seeking to restrict the activities that privately funded media sources can undertake. The regulation—the 2021 version of the “Negative List of Market Access”—covers activities ranging from agriculture and aviation to education, media, and the financial industry. The regulation classifies [...]

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