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Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday alleged that Sri Lanka’s proposed Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill puts citizens at great risk of human rights abuses. The bill, submitted to Parliament on September 23, allows for the compulsory detention of any “drug dependant persons, ex-combatants, members of violent extremist groups and any other groups of persons” into military staffed “rehabilitation [...]

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Burkina Faso soldiers Friday evening appeared on state television channel Radio Television Du Burkina to announce the removal of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba after he allegedly failed to stem a jihadist insurgency. Led by 34-year-old Captain Ibrahim Traore, the soldiers proclaimed, “e have decided to take our responsibilities, driven by a single ideal: the restoration [...]

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The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Monday proposed a 13-point plan to close Guantánamo Bay prison. Co-chairs Claire Finkelstein and Harvey Rishikof complied a diverse analysis of the prison to create a proposal that is both comprehensive and nonpartisan. Among the report’s 13 recommendations are a proposal [...]

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Ukrainian law students and young lawyers are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Ukraine. This dispatch is from Anna Balabina, a law student at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.   Ukraine has a long history being a democratic, independent state with European views and values. But to really achieve the level [...]

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