Legal Developments Explored In-Depth
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This interview provides an overview of advocacy efforts to secure the release of Ryan Corbett, a US citizen who the Taliban have detained in Afghanistan for over two years, his health deteriorating drastically as a result. JURIST’s Managing Editor for Long Form Content James Joseph interviewed Corbett’s Washington-based lawyer Ryan Fayhee and UK Barrister Kate [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed a two-year reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a controversial expiring warrantless surveillance law, earlier this year. Democrats and Republicans alike criticized the move. Former President Donald Trump urged his allies in Congress to “Kill FISA” days before the House passed the two-year reauthorization. [...]

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World leaders gathered in Switzerland for a two-day summit over the weekend in an attempt to create a peace plan to end the conflict in Ukraine.  The peace summit on Ukraine brought together representatives from 101 countries and international organizations with a shared goal of resolving the conflict through dialogue, global cooperation, and adherence to international [...]

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In September 2023, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down a landmark ruling in the case of Sham Tsz Kit v. Secretary for Justice. By a narrow 3-2 majority, the court decided that Article 14(2) of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights (BOR) obligates the government to create a legal framework for [...]

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In a historic turn of events, an international diplomacy maneuver resulted in a rare prisoner swap that saw both Sweden and Iran gain the freedom of notable detainees. The exchange raised brows on the global stage due to the release of Iranian prison official Hamid Nouri, who was found guilty in a Swedish Court of [...]

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Chiquita’s money helped buy weapons and ammunition used to kill innocent victims. —US Government sentencing memo, 2008 In 2007, Chiquita — one of the world’s largest banana producers — admitted that for years it had been knowingly paying a Colombian terrorist organization to protect its operations in the country. The consequence was predictably violent, allegedly [...]

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Since the UN’s establishment in 1945, the body has been pivotal in maintaining global peace and security. A critical instrument in its arsenal is the ceasefire resolution, primarily used by the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a vehicle for showing the overriding will of the Council in times when tensions are high. These resolutions often [...]

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Former UK judges Lord Collins of Mapesbury and Lord Sumption have reportedly resigned from their positions as judges in the Hong Kong Courts. The former UK Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption has, according to the Financial Times, promised to make a statement “in due course.” The news of Lord Collins’s resignation was broken Thursday morning [...]

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Mykyta Vorobiov is a Ukrainian-born political analyst, journalist, and political science student at Bard College Berlin. For the last two years, he has been developing articles on politics and law for CEPA, VoxEurop, JURIST, and others. Mykyta’s co-author Yelyzaveta Nezhyva is a Ukrainian activist and a political science student at Bard College Berlin. Over the [...]

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In the second part of a two-part interview, JURIST’s Managing Editor for Long Form Content James Joseph interviews Professor David M. Crane, the Founding Chief Prosecutor of the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, on solutions and next steps to stabilize the conflict in Ukraine. Since this interview was undertaken, the US and Germany made [...]

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