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Two years ago this month, the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, thus launching a regime defined by its systematic disregard for human rights. In 2020, amid a comprehensive PR campaign ahead of its latest rise to power, a Taliban spokesperson vowed in an op-ed published by The New York Times: “I am confident that, liberated [...]

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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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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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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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As the European Union (EU) continues to expand and deepen its integration process, some factions advocate for their respective countries’ withdrawal from the EU, or at the very least, resist further integration. Euroscepticism, which comes in numerous forms, has become firmly established and persistent throughout the EU. Multiple studies reveal that in the period of [...]

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JURIST Features Editor Ingrid Burke Friedman talked with Brian Concannon, a human rights lawyer and the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti about the ongoing civil unrest in Haiti. Below is a transcript of their conversation, which has been edited for clarity. Could you please tell us more about your [...]

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Before the United States withdrew its forces from Afghanistan last August, Najla Raheel was a busy lawyer specializing in assisting victims of domestic violence. She dedicated her free time to serving on legislative committees to strengthen protections for women’s rights. She also served in the upper echelons of the country’s nascent independent bar association. But [...]

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