The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Wednesday held that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can resume its examination of classified documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida, residence. The court’s ruling stayed a September 5 preliminary injunction from a Florida federal district judge overseeing the criminal probe. The court held [...]

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Iran authorities Wednesday restricted internet access throughout the county and hit back at US criticism in the wake of ongoing protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. Amini was arrested in Tehran on September 14 for wearing an “improper” hijab and died while in police custody. Since her death, protests over the [...]

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Amnesty International Wednesday reported that the Egypt presents a “deeply misleading picture” of the nation’s human rights crisis. Amnesty found patterns of violations including “unlawful killings, mass arbitrary detention and repression of freedom of expression.” The group asserts that Egypt wrongly justifies the violations on the grounds of public security. Egypt’s National Human Rights Strategy [...]

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“This is not a bluff,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said of Moscow’s willingness to deploy nuclear weapons in Ukraine during a meandering speech on Wednesday, in which he also laid the groundwork for Russia’s annexation of several Ukrainian regions, and announced a partial military mobilization. Hours after Putin’s address, US President Joe Biden referred to [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against former president Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, and senior management, including Trump’s children. As a result of a three-year investigation, James claims to have uncovered years of evidence wherein the Trumps allegedly engaged in financial fraud to obtain more favorable loan rates and [...]

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US President Joe Biden Wednesday spoke to the UN General Assembly. Biden used the forum to sharply criticize Russia’s war in Ukraine and tout his administration’s accomplishments. Biden began his remarks by telling the assembled world leaders: Let us speak plainly. A permanent member of the United Nations Security Council invaded its neighbor, attempted to [...]

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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 2021. Here, one of our correspondents comments on an apology by a senior NUG spokesman for comments he made about the Rohingya [...]

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The Uyghur Tribunal, a self-described “people’s tribunal” established in the UK, Tuesday appended a December 2021 judgment, incorporating nearly 300 additional pages of historical background, definitions and evidence. The stated purpose of the tribunal is to investigate “ongoing atrocities and possible genocide against the Uyghur people” in the People’s Republic of China, though the tribunal [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) Tuesday ruled that Germany’s data retention statute is not compatible with EU law. German telecommunication companies SpaceNet and Telekom Deutschland brought actions in German courts arguing that Germany’s Law on Telecommunications (TKG) breached EU rules. The TGK law imposed an obligation on telecom operators to retain customers’ traffic data [...]

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Ireland Tuesday filed a declaration of intervention in the Registry of the Court in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. Human rights experts across the world have accused Russia of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine. Under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, states may intervene in the [...]

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