EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

In recent weeks, the international community has been confronted with a deeply alarming crisis unfolding in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. On October 7th, 2023, the Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya , “Hamas,” and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), initiated an attack on the State of Israel, which reportedly resulted in the killing of 1,400 individuals with [...]

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In a distressing and seemingly interminable saga within the UK justice system, individuals sentenced to a mere two years have found themselves ensnared in unyielding decades-long stints of confinement—a grim consequence of the since-abolished Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) policy. In 2020, Lord Brown, a former justice of the UK Supreme Court wrote he had “no [...]

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Speaking about the several conflicts that presently engulf the world, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated last month that NATO must be able to focus on many challenges at once. This is imperative to promote peace and security in all corners of the globe. International legal institutions, especially the ICC, would do well to embrace [...]

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A lawyer-turned-death penalty abolitionist and a Jewish cantor join forces for JURIST to argue that the Jewish community has a unique obligation to voice resistance to Alabama’s plans to begin using nitrogen gas as a means of executing death row convicts. In Part 1, Stephen Cooper reflects on his great-grandmother’s death in a Nazi death [...]

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Time is of the essence when it comes to creating a court or tribunal dedicated to adjudicating Russian aggression against Ukraine. And while much consideration has already been given to the creation of a UN General Assembly-backed tribunal, the preferred option in my opinion, I would suggest the time has come to expand our consideration [...]

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Editors’ note: Amid surging violence between Hamas and Israeli forces, JURIST is seeking perspectives from around the world. Neither this nor other commentaries in this series constitute JURIST editorial policy, nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team. The 21st century is marked by globalization and Americanization, with transnational law under US [...]

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This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). On December 9 we see the anniversary of the Genocide Convention, signed on the December 9, 1948, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed 75 years ago. It represents an an important occasion that aims to raise [...]

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In September 2023, the US Department of Labor (DOL) launched investigations into possible child labor violations by meat and chicken processors Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods. The investigation, which is to determine whether migrant children are working inside slaughterhouses owned by the poultry-processing giants, follows a New York Times magazine report of minors working at the facilities [...]

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