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Pro Bono in Germany: A Hybrid Solution to the Justice Gap Between Legal Aid and Private Practice
Institutionalized by big law firms since the 1980s in the United States, pro bono today has become a global phenomenon. Given its strong legal profession and market, a unique outlier is Germany, where pro bono is not completely legal. The challenge i (More)
US Congress passes Cambodia Democracy Act
The US Congress passed the Cambodia Act of 2019 Monday, which aims "To promote free and fair elections, political freedoms, and human rights in Cambodia, and for other purposes." The bill was introduced by Congressman Ted Yoho, of Florida's Third (More)
Kenya appeals court rules LGBT group can register as NGO
A Kenyan Court of Appeal on Friday denied an appeal of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Coordination Board that sought to deny an LGBT group's registration. In 2015 the High Court ruled that the group, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Ri (More)
National Guard and Active Duty Lend a Hand to Civil Authorities on the Border
In April and October, President Trump proclaimed his intention to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border as an anti-illegal immigration measure. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection reported apprehension (More)
Human rights groups call on Europe to save rescue ship Aquarius
Several human rights groups called  upon European leaders on Wednesday to offer registration to the rescue ship Aquarius. The human rights groups that signed the letter include Amnesty International, European Council on Refugees and Exiles, the Human (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)
Cambodia Supreme Court dissolves nation's primary opposition party
The Cambodia Supreme Court dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) , the nation's primary opposition party, on Thursday, effectively opening the door for Prime Minister Hun Sen to extend his 30-year reign as leader of the nation. The ru (More)
US Senate urges sanctions against Cambodia government
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday announced legislation proposing restrictions on senior Cambodian government officials. The legislation identifies several ways in which the Cambodian government "continues to be undemocratically d (More)
UN commission calls on Burundi to end ongoing human rights violations
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi reported on Monday that various crimes against humanity have been committed in the troubled country since investigations began in April 2015. In June the commission released evidence of human rights violati (More)
The UN voices concerns over imminent threats of torture in Libya
UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed concerns that the Libyan National Army (LNA) has committed and will continue to commit summary executions of men that have been taken prisoner. Through a spokesperson (More)
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