Belarusian law students enrolled at European Humanities University are filing reports with JURIST on current circumstances in Belarus under the constitutionally-disputed presidency of Alexander Lukashenka. Here, one of them discusses the circumstances of three women currently held as political prisoners in Belarus. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding the name of the correspondent [...]

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The US Secret Service Wednesday released a report that investigated 173 mass attacks from 2016 to 2020. The report analyzed attacks where three or more people were injured or killed in “businesses, schools, houses of worship, open spaces, and other locations where we live our daily lives.” This report comes after Congress  introduced two bills [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. Here Apoorv Vats, a second-year student at NALSAR University of Law, files from Hyderabad. The Supreme Court of India Friday dismissed a plea challenging the Caste Census initiated in the Indian state of Bihar. By terming the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) [...]

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The Australian government Wednesday announced plans to curb violence in the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs with alcohol bans and a $48.8 million support package. Alice Springs crimes rates show a 55 percent increase in alcohol related assault, a 54 percent increase in domestic violence, over a 55 percent increase in commercial break-ins and [...]

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Earlier this month, the European Union and the UK reached an agreement on data sharing for trade. The agreement was reached following a meeting between EU Vice President Maros Šefčovič, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris. A joint statement released by the parties on January 9 described the meeting as [...]

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The Hawaii Circuit Court of the Third Circuit Tuesday exonerated Albert “Ian” Schweitzer’s 2000 conviction for the 1991 second-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault in the first degree of Dana Ireland after newly discovered evidence. Modern DNA testing showed that  DNA found on a bloody t-shirt primarily used to convict Schweitzer belonged to an unknown [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that it reached a settlement with Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc. (GWRSI) to address the company’s Clean Air Act violations. The DOJ and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concurrently filed a complaint against GWRSI for its violations. In 2019, the EPA asserted that GWRSI violated the [...]

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In Indian society, marriages are an essential part of life and are considered divine and sacrosanct. The concepts of progressive marriage are still trying to find their place in a world where the relationship between society and law is a hare and tortoise race. While the view of women as chattel is gradually changing, remedies [...]

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A US District Court for the District of Columbia jury Monday found four members of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers guilty of seditious conspiracy and other charges related to the January 6 breach of the US Capitol. Roberto Minuta, Joseph Hackett, David Moerschel and Edward Vallejo, all leaders and associates of the Oath [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday filed a federal antitrust complaint against Google LLC, which alleged that Google’s monopolization of “multiple digital advertising technology products” violated Section 1 and Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The DOJ’s 153-page complaint alleged that Google abused its monopoly power regarding its ad tech products, which disadvantaged other website [...]

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