Reports from our correspondents around the world.

JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on the state of the Afghan judicial system and the apparently-terminal plight of private law firms in the country [...]

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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports on a speech Saturday by Chief Justice of India N. V Ramana deploring the Indian justice system as “colonial” and calling for its “Indianisation” for the benefit of ordinary litigants. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. The world’s largest democracy is facing multiple perils these days. One [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on a new Taliban decree relating to civil servant recruitment which overtly discriminates against women, requiring termination of existing [...]

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Myanmar law students are reporting for JURIST on challenges to the rule of law in their country under the military junta that deposed the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding this law student’s name and institutional affiliation. The text has been only lightly edited [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary. Late Wednesday evening, the Alberta government surprised Albertans by declaring a State of Public Health Emergency in a purported effort to protect what has become a fragile healthcare system in the wake of the fourth wave of Covid-19. At approximately 10pm [...]

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JURIST is launching a new series of dispatches from major US states written by JURIST correspondents “on the ground” in those jurisdictions. JURIST Operations Director Ram Eachambadi files this report from Los Angeles. An almost teary-eyed “humbled and grateful” California Governor Gavin Newsom addressed his supporters and the media at approximately 8:50 PM on Tuesday [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on what appears to be the country’s looming economic collapse, judging by widespread secondhand sales of household goods and [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on recent changes in media outlets and media posture in Afghanistan since the Taliban took power. For privacy and security [...]

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With this post, JURIST launches a new series of dispatches from major US states written by JURIST staff “on the ground” in those jurisdictions. JURIST Operations Director Ram Eachambadi files this report from Los Angeles. Election day in California is here, thanks to the approximately 1.5 million signatures on a petition—a mere 12% of the [...]

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In late August, women law students reporting for JURIST in Myanmar wrote an open letter to women law students in Afghanistan, including those also reporting for JURIST, facing an uncertain and potentially grim future under the new Taliban regime. The letter received such a favorable international response that we are republishing it in the original [...]

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