Law students from the European Union are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting the European Union and its member states. Ciara Dinneny is a trainee with the Law Society of Ireland. She files this dispatch from Dublin. The Irish Government approved legislation last month that will provide for a payment scheme and [...]

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Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday authorised prosecuters to resume their investigation into atrocities committed in Afghanistan since May 1, 2003, following a two-year hiatus. The Chamber examined materials submitted by Afghanistan and found “that Afghanistan is not presently carrying out genuine investigations.” Additionally, “he limited number of cases and individuals [...]

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Turkish authorities arbitrarily arrested, detained and deported hundreds of Syrian refugee men and boys to Syria between February and July 2022, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. The report found that hundreds of Syrian refugees have been arrested in their homes, workplaces and on the street. They are then detained in poor conditions, subjected to ill-treatment and forced over [...]

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Chairperson of the African Union Moussa Faki Mahamat Sunday called for an unconditional ceasefire in the Tigray Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. A press release from Mahamat’s office reported: The Chairperson strongly calls for an immediate, unconditional ceasefire and the resumption of humanitarian services. The Chairperson urges the Parties to recommit to [...]

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Law students from the European Union are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting the European Union and its member states. Ciara Dinneny is a trainee with the Law Society of Ireland. She files this dispatch from Dublin. As Europe prepares for what is set to be a cold winter concerns continue to [...]

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Hong Kong District Court Judge Kwok Wai-Kin Saturday sentenced Yuen Ka-him, 17, Wan Chung-wai, 16, Leung Yung-wan, 17, Tseung Chau Ching-yu, 17, and Kwok Man-hei, 19 for “conspiracy to incite subversion” under Articles 22 and 23 of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative [...]

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Former US Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson Sunday stated in an exclusive to CNN that WNBA star Brittney Griner and former US Marine Paul Whelan could be released from Russian detention following meetings he held with senior Russian officials. Richardson visited Russia on behalf of Griner, Whelan and other American detainees in Russia. Richardson [...]

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Ninety-two people have been killed in the nationwide protests that were sparked following the death of Mahsa Amini, Iran Human Rights reported on Sunday. Amini was arrested by the Tehran police on September 14 for wearing an “improper” hijab. Amini’s family found out she had been taken to the hospital in a coma two hours [...]

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Cubans Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a historic national referendum. Government officials announced that more than 3.9 million voters, or 66.9 percent, voted in favor of a new Family Code, and 1.95 million voters, 33 percent, opposed the ratification. The new code legalizes same-sex marriage and will allow same-sex couples to adopt. The [...]

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Law students from the European Union are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting the European Union and its member states. Ciara Dinneny is a trainee with the Law Society of Ireland. She files this dispatch from Dublin. Judge Siofra O’Leary, the Irish judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), has [...]

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