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The ICC's Problematic Jurisdiction over Foreign Islamic State Fighters
JURIST Guest Columnist Elinor Fry, of VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, discusses the ICC's problematic jurisdiction over foreign Islamic state fighters...In an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung published on November 20, the Chief Pros (More)
Cleveland Police Evade Ohio's Mandatory DNA Collection Law
JURIST Guest Columnist Danielle Ardner, Valparaiso University Law School, Class of 2016, discusses how Cleveland police are obstructing Ohio's mandatory DNA collection law...It was 15 years before serial rapist and murderer Larry McGowan had his DNA (More)
Europe rights court rules UK legally detained Iraqi prisoner
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled [judgment; press release] 13-4 on Tuesday that the UK did not violate international law in regards to the capture and detention of Iraqi national Tarek Hassan. Hassan was captured in 2003 by UK forces (More)
Supreme Court stays Maryland injunction on state DNA collection law
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday renewed his temporary stay on a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that police could not collect DNA from individuals arrested for violent crimes and burglaries. The state court ruling effective (More)
Ninth Circuit to rehear case concerning DNA collection law
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday agreed to rehear a case challenging a California law requiring police to conduct buccal mouth swabs to extract DNA samples from any adult arrested or charged with a felony in California. (More)
Chief Justice allows DNA samples from Maryland suspects
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday temporarily stayed a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that police could not collect DNA from individuals arrested for violent crimes and burglaries. The appeals court struck down [opinion, (More)
Maryland high court strikes down DNA collection law
The Maryland Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down a law allowing police to collect DNA from individuals arrested for violent crimes and burglaries, finding it an unconstitutional violation of the Fourth Amendment . The question was whether the (More)
Ninth Circuit upholds California law requiring DNA samples from arrestees
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that buccal mouth swabs may be used to extract DNA samples from any adult arrested or charged with a felony in California. The 2-1 decision upholds a 2004 voter-enacted provision of the (More)
Saddam-era Iraqi foreign minister faces new charges
Former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and 15 other high ranking former officials in the government of Saddam Hussein appeared in court over the weekend and were charged with crimes committed during Hussein's re (More)
Last US-run detention facility transferred to Iraqi control
The US military on Thursday transferred control over Camp Cropper to Iraqi authorities as US troops prepare to withdraw from the country next month. Despite the transfer, the US will maintain advisers and inspectors in the detention facility to re (More)
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