Kenyan law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting Kenya. Aynsley Genga is JURIST’s Senior Correspondent in Kenya, and Griffins Ogada is a Staff Correspondent. Both of them are students at the University of Nairobi School of Law. They file this dispatch from Nairobi. Haiti is a country rich in natural [...]

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According to a UN report issued Tuesday, there has been a rise in gang violence in Haiti’s central rural region, an area previously considered safe from the increased instability in the country. The report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights includes a call for the urgent deployment of the multinational security [...]

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Niger’s junta issued a decree Monday revoking a law which had helped curb migration of West Africans to Europe. The law had been backed by the EU but faced strong opposition from certain regions of the country, who had depended on the migration routes for their economic survival. The migration law, originally passed in 2015, [...]

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The Human Rights Council of Pakistan (HRCP) released a statement Tuesday concerning “state machinery” stopping the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party (led by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan) from participating in political activities. The Council denounced the move as being a “fundamental violation of human rights” as leaders and members of the party are being [...]

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An NGO dedicated to protecting online privacy rights filed a complaint Tuesday against Meta’s paid no-ad subscription service. Meta’s service prevents individual data from reaching advertising companies on their websites, for a fee of up to 251 euros. Otherwise, users can “consent” to continue to use the site with ads. The NGO that filed the [...]

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Panama’s Supreme Court unanimously held Tuesday that the 20-year concession for the Canadian Cobre Panamá copper mine was unconstitutional. In its judgement, the courts found that Law 406 of October 20, 2023, which granted the mining concession to Minera Panama, the Panamanian subsidiary of Canadian First Quantum Minerals, was unconstitutional and struck down the entire law. The [...]

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The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case challenging abortion bans that prohibit the procedure in the instance of a medical emergency. In the case, State v. Zurawski, patients and physicians challenged the state’s abortion laws as it relates to pregnancy complications where the procedure may be necessary. Nine justices considered whether [...]

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In a joint statement signed last Thursday but announced Tuesday, the government of the Philippines and communist group the National Democratic Front (NDFP) have reached an agreement to reset peace negotiations in an attempt to end a 50 year long conflict. The agreement was facilitated by Norway and signed in Oslo by Philippines Special Advisor [...]

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Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, was denied an open court trial Tuesday following threats to his life. Due to these safety concerns, the planned open trial regarding Khan’s alleged actions of leaking state secrets did not go ahead. Khan was indicted with leaking state secrets in late October alongside Vice Chairman of the [...]

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Three Portuguese environmental groups, Ultimo Recurso, Quercus and Sciaeno, filed a legal action in court Monday against the Portuguese government in response to the perceived lack of effort to enact legislation created to tackle climate change. According to the National Energy and Climate Plan 2030, Portugal was to decarbonize the economy, promote sustainable mobility and [...]

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