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The Northern Irish High Court ruled Wednesday that legislation imposing immunity for crimes committed during “The Troubles” is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The controversial Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023 sought to end prosecution for crimes committed during the 30-year period of violence in Northern Ireland. Family members of [...]

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Former ISIS affiliate Shamima Begum on Friday lost her appeal regarding the British government’s 2019 decision to strip her of British citizenship. Begum left the UK aged 15 to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State. The ruling from the Court of Appeal was unanimous, and as such, Begum must remain in Syria. The [...]

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UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron announced on Wednesday that sanctions will be imposed on senior officials of the prison where the Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was detained and later died. The sanctions on six individuals will include a ban from entering the UK and asset freezes. The UK is the first country to impose [...]

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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, found guilty of killing 77 people, mainly teenagers, in July 2011, lost his claim Thursday against the state to end his solitary confinement in prison. The trial for Breivik’s suit was held in January against the Norwegian Ministry of Justice over the conditions of his detention. The trial was [...]

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Amnesty International released a statement on Wednesday warning of the Indian government’s disproportionate restrictions on the right to peaceful protest to quell the “Dilli Chalo” farmers protest. In response to farmers’ protests against agricultural policies, Indian authorities imposed limitations on group gatherings, barricaded along the route of the protest march and deployed tear gas and [...]

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Public prosecutors in Northern Ireland on Thursday confirmed their decision to prosecute a former British soldier for the murder of Patrick McVeigh, who was shot dead over 50 years ago in May 1972. The soldier, referred to only as Soldier F, is also charged with attempting to murder four others, who were wounded in the [...]

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Shannon McKeown-Gilmore is a BCL candidate at the University of Oxford and a JURIST Assistant Editor. She grew up in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill made history last weekend after she was appointed Northern Ireland’s first-ever nationalist first minister. The Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) Emma Little-Pengelly has been nominated as the deputy first minister. [...]

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Zimbabwe’s cabinet agreed on proposed legislation Tuesday which will abolish capital punishment, 19 years after the last state execution took place. The decision came following months of debate in parliament, and the country will instead impose life imprisonment sentences for aggravated murders. The Zimbabwean cabinet passed a private member’s bill which was introduced at the [...]

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Sweden’s security police said on Friday that an explosive device found outside the Israeli embassy is now being investigated as a ‘suspected terrorist crime.’ The live device was reported to police on Wednesday in Stockholm. As a result of the new classification of the incident, the Swedish security police have taken over the investigation from [...]

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