Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul comments on recent EU negotiations with the Taliban government over humanitarian aid and government inclusivity.  For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding our Correspondent’s name. The text [...]

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On November 16 the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati  was randomly selected by the Multi-district Litigation Panel in Washington, DC to decide whether the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for American workers, promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is legal. OSHA’s rules, which are planned to take full effect on [...]

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Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul comments on  a new report by Human Rights Watch on Taliban killings of former government officers despite an announced “amnesty.”  For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding [...]

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A Frankfurt court Tuesday found an Iraqi national who was part of Islamic State (IS) guilty of genocide against the Yazidi minority, sentencing him to life imprisonment for killing a five-year-old girl. This was the first time that a court convicted an individual for committing genocide against the Yazidi minority. The 29-year-old, Taha al-Jumailly, was [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday ruled 7-4 in favor of a California law banning high-capacity gun magazines. The case, Duncan v. Bonta, concerns the importation, possession, and sale of magazines containing more than ten bullets. California Penal Code section 32310 prohibits possession of such high-capacity magazines. The plaintiffs in the [...]

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Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoed Tuesday a bill permitting physician assisted death. This was the second time that Sousa vetoed the bill, which sought to amend Portugal’s Criminal Code to allow doctors to assist terminally ill patients with ending their lives. Upon rejecting the bill, Sousa sent a letter to the President of [...]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced Monday that it was increasing resources for humanitarian aid for migrants on the Poland-Belarus border, in addition to providing additional options for repatriation and voluntary return to their home countries. The IOM estimates that there are currently 2,000 migrants on the border and that many are vulnerable to [...]

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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Monday disclosed its decision to impose a penalty of over £17 million on Clearview AI for breaching UK data protection laws. The ICO conducted a joint investigation with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to determine how Clearview AI has been using images data scraped from the [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday rejected a request to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate being implemented by Mass General Brigham, a large Massachusetts hospital system. The employees of Mass General Brigham made the request last week following the hospital’s refusal to grant employees individual exemptions, both religious and medical, to the hospital system’s COVID-19 vaccine [...]

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The Botswana Court of Appeal in a unanimous full bench decision Monday upheld a 2019 High Court of Botswana judgment that struck down penal provisions criminalizing same-sex sexual relations. Judge President Kirby, speaking for Justices Ranowane, Lesetedi, Gaongalelwe and Garekwe, dismissed the appeal filed by the attorney general against the high court’s judgment in Letsweletse Motshidiemang [...]

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