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Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws, KC, is one of the UK’s most established lawyers, a bencher at Gray’s Inn and a member of the House of Lords. Kennedy is also a broadcaster,  journalist and lecturer. She has not only acted in many of the most prominent cases of the last decade but has promoted civil [...]

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This week, Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the U.S. and the world, conducted a study of 300 Jewish college students. That study found that more than four out of every five Jewish students (84%) say the situation in Israel and Gaza is affecting them. Two out of every three Jewish students (68%) [...]

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Following the ruling by the UK’s Supreme Court which found that the government’s Rwanda removal plan for migrants was unlawful, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced his intention to rush through emergency legislation to protect the policy from any further legal challenges. This protection comes under the overarching concept of parliamentary sovereignty. But what is parliamentary [...]

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the Red Sea on Sunday, taking 25 crew members hostage. The rebels claimed the hijacking was in response to the ship’s connection to Israel, and declared an intention to target ships linked to or owned by Israelis in international waters until the end of Israel’s campaign [...]

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Driven by a broadly maligned interpretation of Islamic law, the Taliban has waged a violent campaign against girls’ education.  Driven by the belief that education is a human right — and the more broadly accepted view across the Muslim world that contrary to Taliban beliefs, women and girls are obligated to receive an education — [...]

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Driven by a broadly maligned interpretation of Islamic law, the Taliban has waged a violent campaign against girls’ education. Driven by the belief that education is a human right — and the more broadly accepted view across the Muslim world that contrary to Taliban beliefs, women and girls are obligated to receive an education — [...]

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Today marks the start of a controversial whistleblowing trial against former military lawyer David McBride. A former combat veteran and military lawyer who served with both the British and Australian armies, McBride allegedly leaked documents containing evidence of possible war crimes committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan. The charging documents assert that the leaks [...]

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Public attitude toward minority rights usually can serve as a good baseline for testing a country’s level of general democracy and tolerance. Croatia became a European Union member in 2013 and is criticised for its undemocratic society. Inside the country, there are constant debates on this ground about whether Croatia should be affiliated with Western [...]

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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.  JURIST Managing Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Israeli law student Segev Magal to [...]

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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 interviews and commentaries related to the ongoing conflict constitute JURIST editorial policy, nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team. Jeffrey Sachs is renowned for his innovative approaches to combating [...]

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