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Billionaire founder and former CEO of JD.com Richard Liu Sunday settled a civil lawsuit against him in which he was accused of raping a University of Minnesota student in 2018. The jury trial was to begin on Monday at 8:00AM. In a joint statement, the parties said the case has “consumed substantial public attention and [...]

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Burkina Faso soldiers Friday evening appeared on state television channel Radio Television Du Burkina to announce the removal of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba after he allegedly failed to stem a jihadist insurgency. Led by 34-year-old Captain Ibrahim Traore, the soldiers proclaimed, “e have decided to take our responsibilities, driven by a single ideal: the restoration [...]

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Gaithe Alwahab is a JURIST staff correspondent in Iraq and a law graduate of Al Iraqia University. Here he reports from Baghdad on the mass anti-government protest that took place in the city Saturday that was violently dispersed by security forces, leading to dozens of injuries to both protesters and police.  Yesterday was October 1, [...]

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A federal judge in Boston Friday dismissed the Mexican government’s $10 billion lawsuit against major US gun manufacturers that sought to hold them responsible for illegal trafficking of guns into Mexico. A victory for US gun manufacturers, the decision by Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor held that the claims of Mexico did overcome the broad [...]

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On Thursday, the US Senate passed the ‘speak out’ bill which aims to limit the use and enforceability of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for cases of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The bill, introduced in July, now only has to pass through the House and be signed by the President to become law. It states: “With [...]

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Criminal barristers in England and Wales Thursday agreed to vote on ending their ongoing strike following a new package of reforms and fee uplifts offered by the government. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA), which represents members of the criminal bar in England and Wales, cited years of under-funding by the government as the motivation behind [...]

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“All our dignity consists in thought.” – Blaise Pascal, Pensées For the most part, penetrating thought on politics remains the veiled province of academic specialists. Though such thought can never become appropriate for any wider consumption by “mass,” it nonetheless warrants a more prominent place in world affairs and international law. Nowhere is this assertion [...]

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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Friday released a report on the promotion of human rights for Africans and people of African descent and suggested a comprehensive approach to dismantle systems that perpetuate racism across all aspects of life. Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif commented that many initiatives [...]

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The Commonwealth of Australia Friday filed adeclarations of intervention in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. The Kingdom of Spain filed a declaration of intervention on Thursday. Under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, states may intervene in the proceedings if the outcome will bind them. Article 62 of the [...]

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The European Commission Thursday referred Malta to the Court of Justice for the European Union for its investor citizenship scheme. Under the Maltese Citizenship Act, persons redering “exceptional services” may receive citizenship. According to the European Commission, Malta essentially provides provides the full benefits of European Union citizenship and “golden passport” in exchange for capital [...]

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