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Iraq court sentences five Islamic State members to death
The Central Criminal Court of Iraq on Monday convicted five members of the Islamic State to death by hanging. The five members were accused of detonating a car bomb at an Iraqi Army security checkpoint in Baghdad, resulting in the death and injuri (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A US federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Liberian commander known as "Jungle Jabbah" to 30 years in prison for defrauding the US immigration authorities and lying about his role duri (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit Friday against Donald Trump, Russia, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and several Trump aids including Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul (More)
Muslim Ban or Otherwise: Should a Bureaucrat Resign in Protest?
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the recent turmoil over the changes in the Trump administration... With the recent turmoil of the Monday Night Massacre (firing of the Acting Attorney General (More)
Kerry: Islamic State 'responsible for genocide'
US Secretary of State John Kerry in a speech at the State Department on Thursday declared that the Islamic State (IS) "is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yezidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims." Detail (More)
US lawmakers pass resolution labeling Islamic State crimes 'genocide'
The US House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed a resolution denouncing the actions of the Islamic State (IS) as "genocide" and calling for the establishment of international and domestic tribunals by UN member states. The resolution (More)
Iraq mass graves disturbed, HRW says
Mass graves in Iraq are being disturbed , which could lead to destroyed evidence in proving possible genocide committed against the Yazidi, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released on Saturday. Dozens of Yazidi people are believed to (More)
Amnesty: Islamic State armed due to 'reckless arms trading' with Iraq
Amnesty International (AI) said Tuesday that the Islamic State (IS) is in possession of a "large and lethal" arsenal due to decades of reckless arms trading and the poorly regulated international flow of weapons into Iraq. AI reports that the IS mi (More)
Iraq orders Turkey withdraw troops, claims violation of international law
Iraqi government officials ordered Turkey on Saturday to withdraw hundreds of troops deployed near Mosul, the largest city currently controlled by Islamic State (IS) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] militants. Iraqi President Fouad Massoum st (More)
President Obama orders an assessment of US military intelligence reports regarding IS
President Obama, on Sunday, ordered an assessment of whether intelligence reports from US Central Command (Centcom) were changed by supervisory military personnel before formal submission to present a more optimistic picture of the American militar (More)
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