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Tens of thousands of people — many of them peaceful protesters — have been arbitrarily arrested and detained in Belarus over the past two and a half years, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif said Tuesday. The comments came as Al-Nashif presented a report outlining human rights violations in Belarus to the UN’s [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Samar Veer, a third-year law student at National Law University, Delhi.  In a major departure from longstanding policy, the Bar Council of India (BCI) last week issued a notification permitting foreign law firms and foreign lawyers to advise [...]

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Nullum crimen sine poena, “No crime without a punishment” The ICC Warrant Against Vladimir Putin The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin for committing egregious war crimes in Ukraine. With this law-enforcing issuance, the ICC acknowledges inter alia the continuing validity  of the Nuremberg Principles under international law. [...]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a main competitive advantage for the 21st century is rapidly gaining momentum on the world stage. Its accelerating capabilities and potential are so significant that it will transform nearly all aspects of our societies, including the economy, education, healthcare, the law, national security, and beyond. It is becoming the driver for [...]

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To what extent can the United Nations (UN) prevent and control so-called anti-corruption campaigns that serve only to bolster the power of authoritarian regimes? As authoritarian power spreads, this is an increasingly urgent question. If the UN does not take measures to track and curtail illegitimate anti-corruption campaigns, it is the people whom these campaigns [...]

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The United States uses sanctions to expand its jurisdiction abroad in violation of fundamental rights, United Nations Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan said on Thursday. In a statement published by the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHC), Douhan said the US imposes sanctions upon entities in the absence of universal jurisdiction. She [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Soumyabrata Chakraborty, a second-year law student at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.  Last Thursday, March 2nd, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) pronounced its judgment in the case of Anoop Baranwal v. Union of India. The [...]

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In its steadily escalating war on Palestinian terror, Israel has a law-based responsibility to limit harm to Arab populations and a concurrent responsibility not to bring war-related suffering to its own populations. To clarify these intersecting obligations, this essay will focus on pertinent legal issues of insurgency, counterterrorism, and humanitarian international law in the Middle [...]

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