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Trump's Unconstitutional Muslim Ban
JURIST Contributing Editor, Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and author Marjorie Cohn discusses the constitutional violations resulting from the executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries ... On Januar (More)
UN relief chief calls for protection of Yemeni citizens
United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valarie Amos issued a statement on Friday expressing the concern of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for the safety of civilians in Yemen. Amos referred to humanitarian repo (More)
Recent Events and the International Response
In addition to ongoing issues of violence and upheaval, several members of the international community have been critical of alleged human rights violations and have expressed ongoing concerns about the actions of both the ruling party within the gov (More)
US military personnel deploy to assist in South Sudan evacuation
The US government on Monday deployed 150 US military personnel to a base in Djibouti in preparation for a possible evacuation of US citizens in response to escalating violence and political discord within South Sudan. The deployment follows a faile (More)
The War on Terror
In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military actio (More)
UN rights expert urges increased scrutiny in Eritrea
A UN special reporter said Tuesday that the current situation in Eritrea warrants close scrutiny from the international community. Sheila Keetharuth made the statement based on her findings during a 10-day mission to obtain knowledge from refugees (More)
Drone Operations in Current US Counterterrorism Strategy in Africa
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says says the US must pursue a full spectrum of "smart power" capabilities in Africa, to include but not be limited to the use of drones for surveillance or targeted killing strikes.. (More)
US House panel votes to cut off aid to countries hosting Sudan president
The US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend foreign aid to countries that host Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [ICC materials; JURIST news archive] who is wanted by the International (More)
ICC refers Malawi to UN Security Council for failure to arrest Sudan president
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday referred the Republic of Malawi [decision, PDF; press release] to the UN Security Council and the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bash (More)
Kenya court issues arrest warrant for Sudan president al-Bashir
The Kenyan High Court ruled Monday that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [ICC materials; JURIST news archive] must be arrested if he ever returns to Kenya. The ruling was in response to al-Bashir's second visit , where Kenya joined the ranks of the (More)
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