Explainers

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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A US district court on Wednesday dismissed concerns about Alabama death row inmate Kenneth Eugene Smith potentially choking on his own vomit during his planned execution by nitrogen hypoxia, a novel and untested method of capital punishment. Smith’s legal team is urgently trying to stop the execution, which is scheduled for Thursday. They argue that [...]

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Through 2023, tensions in the South China Sea between China and the Philippines have escalated, marked by such significant escalations as the removal of a floating barrier by the Philippines near the Scarborough Shoal and the deployment of its Coast Guard amid increased activity by the Chinese Maritime Militia (CMM) near Julian Felipe Reef (or [...]

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Representative George Santos is the third member of the House of Representatives since the Civil War to be expelled and the first in United States history to be removed before being convicted by the Judiciary. It is significant to recognize that how it internally operates and disciplines its members, including expulsion, is beyond the general [...]

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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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The Israel-Palestine conflict, which has deep historical, political, and religious roots, has sparked protests worldwide. The conflict has a deep historical ties to the establishment of Israel in 1948 and the displacement of Palestinians. It revolves around competing claims over land, particularly in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Both sides are driven [...]

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Academicians, lawyers, elections officials, pundits and politicians are presently ensconced in the problem of Donald Trump’s continuing constitutional qualification for presidential office. Although he plainly meets Article II of the United States Constitution’s three qualifications – at least 35 years old, natural born citizen, sufficient residence in the United States – Trump arguably runs afoul [...]

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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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Paz Burd for JURIST

This is the second installment of a two-part feature. In Part 1, I have extensively described Israel’s governmental structure and the proposed reform. In Part 2, I will delve into the events that have taken place since the night of March 26, 2023: Massive anti-overhaul protests have been ongoing for an extended period of time. [...]

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