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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A UN committee found Friday that the UK is breaching the rights of women in Northern Ireland by restricting their access to abortions. Brazil's Supreme Federal Court ruled that defendants (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 10 February 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Dozens of attorneys with the Legal Aid Society and Bronx Defenders on Thursday held a protest outside of the Bronx Criminal Court after one of their clients were arrested by Immigration and Custo (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)
Will the Last UK Resident Be Released from Guantanamo Next Month?
JURIST guest columnist Peter Jan Honigsberg from the University of San Francisco School of Law discusses possible release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay...On April 24, JURIST reported that Shaker Aamer, a citizen of Saudi Arabia (SA) and a British (More)
Embassy Bomber Faces Justice; What Do These Cases Say About Terrorism Prosecution?
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon discusses recent terrorism trials...On August 7, 1998, al Qaeda terrorists simultaneously attacked the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania with massive truck bombs, ki (More)
White House Recognizes, But Fails to Accept Responsibility for Chagossian Hardships
JURIST Guest Columnist Elena Landriscina, New York Civil Liberties Union Legal Fellow, revisits her article on the displacement of the Chagos Islanders by the US and UK. Here, she examines what she argues is the lackluster response of the US to a pet (More)
Saudi student sentenced to life for US bomb plot
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas sentenced a former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia to life in prison on Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a jihad. One of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsar's possible targ (More)
Russia criticizes US human rights record
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issued a report on Wednesday strongly criticizing the human rights record of a number of countries including the United States. Twenty pages of the 90-page report focus on the United States , and list a (More)
UK prosecutor not charging intelligence officer over torture allegations
A British intelligence officer accused of torturing a Guantanamo Bay detainee will not be charged due to a lack of evidence, the country's public prosecutor announced on Wednesday. The MI5 officer was allegedly complicit in the abuse of Binyam Moh (More)
UK government to overhaul interrogation policy
The British government indicated Monday that it will issue a new set of regulations regarding the use of information obtained via torture. The announcement came as part of the government's defense against a lawsuit filed by the human rights group Re (More)
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