Reports from our correspondents around the world.

Brooke Chmura is a 3L at Vermont Law and Graduate School. She’s covering state ballot measures before Vermont voters in the 2022 midterm elections.  On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that the US Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion. This decision delegated power [...]

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Yael Iosilevich is a law student in the Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University and JURIST’s Staff Correspondent in Israel.  Today, Tuesday, 1.11.2022, Israelis are heading to the polls to vote in the country’s fifth round of general elections in three and a half years. What has caused this political turmoil, you ask? [...]

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Marisa Wright is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 2L at Harvard Law School.  The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday morning in two cases challenging the validity of race-conscious affirmative action programs in college admission. Through their questions to the parties, the justices signaled how they may ultimately vote in [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Sambhav Sharma, JURIST’s Deputy Dispatches Editor and a law clerk at the Supreme Court of India. He files from New Delhi. It is that time of the year again when smoke blankets major parts of India, especially [...]

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James Ekin is a UK staff correspondent for JURIST. Home Secretary Suella Braverman and the immigration minister could be summoned to face MPs to explain the “car crash” decisions behind chaos at a migrant holding centre, statistics on which can be found here. This comes after she sent private government documents through her personal email [...]

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Belarusian law students enrolled at European Humanities University are filing reports with JURIST on current circumstances in Belarus under the constitutionally-disputed presidency of Alexander Lukashenka. Here, one of them comments on proposed legislation now being steered through the Belarusian parliament that would authorize removal of citizenship from ordinary Belarusians. For privacy and security reasons, we [...]

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Canadian law students are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Canada. Mélanie Cantin is JURIST’s Chief Correspondent for Canada and a 2L at the University of Ottawa. Although it has now been over eight months since the end of the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa, the fallout and consequences of last [...]

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Law students and law graduates in Pakistan are reporting for JURIST on events in that country impacting its legal system. University of London law graduate Mariyam Taher Qayyum files this dispatch from Islamabad.  Religious extremism is on the rise once again in Pakistan, a country that is persistently condemned for its disregard for human rights. The [...]

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Sri Lankan law students are reporting for JURIST on the situation in that country since mass protests in July that forced the ouster of sitting Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the imposition of emergency rule and the parliamentary election of current president Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sandun Batagoda, a final year law student at the Faculty of [...]

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