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An American War with Iran: Legal and Strategic Implications for Israel
In apparent response to US President Donald Trump's unilateral American withdrawal from the July 2015 Iran Pact (JCPOA), the Islamic Republic has seemingly reinvigorated its active nuclear program. In turn, this has led to a more-or-less continuing c (More)
UN rights experts welcome Lebanon law on enforced disappearances
The UN Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances said on Monday that "a new law against enforced disappearances in Lebanon can be a major breakthrough" and urged that the law be implemented effectively in order "to give victims and thei (More)
UK rights groups demand cancellation of Saudi Crown Prince's visit
A coalition of human rights groups, including the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK), Stop the War Coalition, the Campaign Against Arms Trade and Human Rights for Yemen, sent a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday ur (More)
Iran's Ballistic Missile Program from an International Law Perspective
JURIST Guest Columnist Alireza Ranjbar of the Iranian Association for UN Studies discusses approaches to Iran's ballistic missile program under international law... Before and after his election as president, Donald Trump has threatened the 2015 Joi (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 December 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday in favor of the Yukon First Nations in their action to fight the Yukon government's proposed plan to allow further economic development of the Peel Wa (More)
HRW: years of burning garbage in Lebanon having detrimental health effects
People and municipalities in Lebanon have resorted to burning garbage as a result of government mismanagement, causing detrimental health effects, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday. Lebanon's waste crisis erupted in 2015 when authorities clo (More)
Japan Supreme Court rules sexual intention not necessary in indecent assault charges
Japan's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the crime of indecent assault does not require a sexual intention. The case came before the supreme court after a man denied [Japan Times report] having sexual intent when he molested and took nude photo (More)
In Other News ...
The legal world is a busy place. Here are a few stories we didn't get to this week that we thought you might be interested in. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit agreed Monday to an en banc review of the most recent version of the Trum (More)
Jordan parliament repeals law encouraging rapists to marry victims
The Jordanian parliament on Tuesday narrowly voted to repeal Article 308 of the penal code, which permitted rapists to escape punishment if they married their victims. Rights groups applauded the decision, calling it a step forward in ending violen (More)
India v. Pakistan – Round Four
JURIST Guest Columnist Dhruv Sharma of National Law University, Delhi discusses the tense relationship between India and Pakistan magnified due to recent events ... On May 8 2017, the President of the International Court of Justice (More)
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