Law students from the European Union are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting the European Union and its member states. Ciara Dinneny is a trainee with the Law Society of Ireland. She files this dispatch from Dublin. Judge Siofra O’Leary, the Irish judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), has [...]

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Amnesty International Friday called for meaningful action in response to the repression in Iran after a nationwide protest over the death of Mahsa Amini in custody. Iranian authorities restricted Internet usage on Wednesday for much of the nation. On September 13, Mahsa Amini was arrested and violently beaten in a police van in Tehran by Iran’s [...]

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The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine Friday updated the Human Rights Council that based on the evidence gathered, Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine. The Commission had been set up in March through Resolution 49/1 with a mandate to investigate the alleged violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes in [...]

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An Arizona court Friday ruled that the state’s 1901 abortion ban may be enforced. The law bans abortion in all circumstances unless the procedure is necessary to save a pregnant person’s life and sets a minimum two years inprisonment for violations. Plaintiff Planned Parenthood argued that a 1973 injunction must continue to be upheld in [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thurday ruled 5-4 that Alabama may carry out the death sentence of inmate Alan Miller through lethal injection rather than Miller’s requested method of nitrogen hypoxia. The Supreme Court lifted a lower court order that would have required Alabama to use nitrogen hypoxia instead of the lethal injection. Justices Sonia Sotomayor, [...]

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The Irish government Friday approved publication of a bill to encourage family-friendly work practices and support women in the workforce. A key provisions of The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 gives five days of paid leave per year to victims who are presently suffering or are at risk of domestic abuse. Additionally, [...]

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A UK court Friday ruled that third party deductions (TPDs), automatic deductions from benefits to pay overdue utility bills, are unlawful and a “breach of the obligation of fairness.” Until Friday, companies had no obligation to consult the debtor before issuing a TPD. Justice Cavanagh ruled that, whilst their consent is still not required, debtors [...]

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An Indonesian human rights court Friday indicted a retired Indonesian Army officer for his role in a 2014 massacre in Papua, according to Human Rights Watch. Retired Major Isak Sattu is charged with crimes against humanity for the 2014 killing of five teenage protestors and the injuries of 17 more in Papua, Indonesia. Indonesia’s Human [...]

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Jihene Ferchichi is JURIST’s staff correspondent in Tunisia. She reports from Tunis. Hello everyone, my name is Jihene Ferchichi, a Tunisian practicing lawyer and the holder of an LLM from the University of Pittsburgh in International Studies and Comparative Law. I will be reporting for JURIST on the state of rule of law in Tunisia, [...]

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The UN Human Rights Committee Thursday reported that Australia has failed to adequately protect the indigenous Torres Islanders against the impacts of climate change and have consequently violated the Islanders’ rights to enjoy their culture and be free from arbitrary interferences with their private life. In a complaint to the committee, the Islanders claimed that, [...]

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