Legal Developments Explored In-Depth

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine bleeds into its third year, JURIST spoke with Anton Korynevych, Ambassador-at-large for Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an expert in international criminal law. In their discussion, Korynevych and JURIST Interviews Managing Editor James Joseph discussed the imperative of establishing a Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine, [...]

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The International Criminal Police Organization, better known as INTERPOL, aims to foster global law enforcement collaboration. With a mission to “connect police for a safer world,” it operates as a vital hub, facilitating the exchange of crucial information among police forces worldwide. At the heart of its operations lies a sophisticated alert system, known as [...]

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The US has faced numerous issues involving prescription drugs, especially with rising costs and accessibility of life-saving and required medications. One class action lawsuit (Wilkins et. al. v. Genzyme Corporation (n/k/Sanofi) against Genzyme (now owned by and known as Sanofi, the eighth largest pharmaceutical company in the world) alleges the company intentionally misled patients with [...]

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Julian Assange is among the most polarizing public figures of the 21st century thus far. In the nearly two decades since he established WikiLeaks, a website that gained infamy in the aughts for its release of millions of classified documents and related analyses, Assange has galvanized free speech advocates, incensed national security stalwarts, and fostered [...]

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The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos are children. What does this mean? And how might the ruling reverberate as the US grapples with reproductive rights in a post-Roe world? In this explainer, we will explore these issues and their possible implications. As succinctly as possible, what was this case about? LePage v. [...]

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Publisher and activist Julian Assange appealed to London’s High Court this week in a last-ditch effort to avoid extradition to the US to face espionage charges. Following the hearing which spanned Tuesday and Wednesday, judges will consider whether Assange can appeal an earlier ruling ordering his extradition from the UK to the US, where he [...]

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Emma DeSouza is a writer, campaigner and peace builder. She initiated a human rights case regarding the Belfast ‘Good Friday Agreement,’ resulting in substantive changes in UK Immigration Law for those resettling in Northern Ireland. Emma formerly ran as a candidate in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. She spoke with JURIST Interviews Managing Editor James [...]

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In the evolving landscape of reproductive rights, the intersectionality of gender identities and abortion rights in India demands critical examination. Recognising the multifaceted challenges faced by transgender individuals in accessing healthcare, this essay explores the imperative for specific legal provisions safeguarding their reproductive autonomy. In a country where societal norms often marginalise transgender communities, the [...]

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On December 6, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, acting under Article 99 of the UN Charter, formally warned the UN Security Council of a looming global threat from the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. This is the first time that Guterres has invoked Article 99 since becoming Secretary-General, and only the fourth [...]

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Under international law, forced marriage has emerged as its own form of gendered violence, distinct from sex-related crimes — a phenomenon explored in depth in a report released last month by the Global Accountability Network (GAN), a collective of international criminal prosecutors and practitioners who supervise and work with law students on specific atrocity projects. [...]

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