Legal Developments Explored In-Depth
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Australia is the only Western democracy not to have a Human Rights Act in its legal system or constitution. Instead, Australia has a patchwork of rights, leaning on individual legislation, such as the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1977, implied rights, common law, and state-by-state legislation. As noted by the Australian Human Rights Commission,  “There are five [...]

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Following the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, more than 400 academic staff and professors from various universities across the country, holding master’s and doctorate degrees, resigned from their positions or left Afghanistan due to the stringent policies of the Taliban. These dedicated individuals had worked diligently for years to obtain high academic qualifications with [...]

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Since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine has taken significant strides to improve its anti-corruption legislation. Ukrainian lawmakers and experts have been studying and implementing international best practices in developing progressive anti-corruption laws. One such development was the introduction of the Law On Corruption Prevention, which established new legal and organizational principles for corruption prevention [...]

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Sir Robert Buckland KC MP, a prominent figure in the UK’s legal landscape, has dedicated his career to upholding the Rule of Law. His journey began as a barrister and door tenant at Foundry Chambers, where he demonstrated his commitment to justice. In May 2010, he embarked on a new chapter by entering Parliament. Since [...]

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The Ohrid Agreement, officially known as the Agreement on the Path to Normalization between Kosovo and Serbia, was verbally accepted by the Serbian President and Kosovar Prime Minister in March 2023, symbolizing the most significant advance in negotiations between the two nations in years. A report by the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (The Kosovar [...]

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Economist and foreign policy expert Jeffrey Sachs, a best selling author and director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development, has long argued that Russia’s hostility toward Ukraine was provoked by the U.S. vis-à-vis pushes for NATO expansion, military interventions, and other forms of meddling. In an interview with JURIST Assistant Editor Pitasanna Shanmugathas, Sachs [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Kelly Olivier and Allyson West, the co-founders of Themis: Trial by Women, the first women-founded, women-run trial attorney group in the United States that will exclusively take on cases from women from all communities, including BIPOC, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals, as well as from allies who [...]

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American author Edward Bellamy once described history as a cyclical process that “returned to the point of beginning”, claiming “the idea of indefinite progress in a right line was a chimera of the imagination, with no analog in nature.” Unfortunately, this perfectly encapsulates the current state of affairs in Pakistan. Politics in Pakistan seem to [...]

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Hannah Neumann, a German member of the European Parliament (MEP) and an advocate for women’s rights, recently traveled to Afghanistan for the second consecutive year, gaining firsthand insights into the country’s devolution under Taliban rule. As a prominent figure in the European Parliament, her experiences on the ground and work within the legislative body shed [...]

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