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Iraq Supreme Judicial Council orders anti–government protesters' release
Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council ordered courts on Sunday to release all protesters jailed since anti–government demonstrations erupted last October. The Council cited Article 38 of the Constitution, which guarantees the right to protest so long as de (More)
Pompeo delays trip to Ukraine and other countries to address Iraq protests, sends troops
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled an upcoming trip to Ukraine and four other countries on Wednesday in order to address the current security concerns in Iraq. In a press statement, the State Department indicated that Pompeo would reschedule (More)
Iraqi Prime Minister announces resignation after violent protests
The Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, on Friday announced his resignation after nearly two months of increasingly violent protests.Earlier on Friday, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a key religious figure in Iraq and one of the nation's m (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 27 January 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A group of five UN Human Right's experts on Friday asked Egypt to halt all pending executions following repeated allegations of unfair trials.The experts are concerned with a "continuing pa (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 27 January 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a statement of interest Thursday on behalf of two conservative student groups at the University of California, Berkeley who are suing the school for violatio (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 20 January 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Ukraine parliament (Verkhovna Rada) passed a bill Thursday that recognizes regions currently under Russia-backed separatist control as "occupied" and supports retrieving those areas throu (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 11 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The legal world is a busy place. The Philippines Office of the Ombudsman (OTO) has anti-graft and corruption charges Tuesday against former Philippines president Benigno Aquino III in con (More)
Humanity Lost the Legend: Cherif Bassiouni, The Godfather of International Criminal Law and Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist, Mohamed Arafa, of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses the accomplishments and contributions of the late Mohamoud Cherif Bassiouni and his deep impact on international criminal law and justice...Mahmoud Cherif Bassio (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on Wednesday withdrew the foreign ministry's warning to the head of the UN International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) , Iván Velásque (More)
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