!!!!!A Collaboration with University of Pittsburgh   

Legal News
1 Jul 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Tuesday upheld [press release] Spain's ban of Basque political groups Batasuna [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] and Herri Batasuna for their alleged ties to Basque separatist group ETA [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. In Herri Batasuna and Batasuna v. Spain [judgment, … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] said Monday that they would attempt to charge Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] with genocide. The announcement [Reuters report] came after the ICC ruled last week to permit prosecutors to appeal the decision not to issue … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] A Bosnian state court on Tuesday refused to extradite [press release] former Croatian parliament deputy Branimir Glavas [Trial Watch backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to Croatia to serve a sentence for war crimes. Glavas, who holds dual Bosnian and Croatian citizenship, fled to Bosnia to avoid serving his sentence for … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Monday signed into law the Family Smoking and Tobacco Prevention Act [HR 1256 text], which grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website] certain authority to regulate tobacco products. In remarks [transcript] delivered before signing, Obama stressed the importance of the … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday sentenced [press release] former Rwandan interior minister Callixte Kalimanzira [ICTR case materials; Trial Watch profile] to 30 years imprisonment on charges of genocide and public incitement. The three-judge panel of Trial Chambers III found that, … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] A Sri Lanka [JURIST news archive] government official announced Tuesday that an investigation into human rights abuses that allegedly occurred during the 25-year civil war between the government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [JURIST news archive] had ended. A commission of inquiry, established in 2007 to investigate … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Georgia [official website] reversed [opinion, PDF] Monday a lower court's order in a divorce case that prohibited the children of a divorced father to be in contact with his gay and lesbian acquaintances. The court disagreed with the qualified visitation rights granted to Eric Mongerson … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Monday ordered [text, PDF] former Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR) [BBC backgrounder] rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba [ICC materials; JURIST news archive] to stand trial for the alleged commission of violent war crimes. The prosecution contends that Bemba's actions in the … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion text] Tuesday that a Massachusetts regulation prohibiting prisoners from receiving sexually explicit mail is constitutional. The petitioners challenged the portions of 103 CMR § 481.15 [text, PDF], which regulate the receipt of sexually explicit pictures in … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] denied certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in Pietrangelo v. Gates, in which the Court was asked to review the US military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy [10 USC § 654 text; HRC backgrounder], under which openly gay servicemen and women are subject to … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] has rejected Georgia's system of voter citizenship verification by way of a Social Security and driver's license database. In a letter [text, PDF] released Monday, Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King told Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker [official profile] that the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The Federal Social Court of Western Germany [official website, in German] ruled Tuesday that Jewish-German Holocaust [JURIST news archive] survivors as a class are eligible to collect old-age pension benefits. Specifically, the court found [DW report] that although the work performed by three particular Jewish pension claimants in connection … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The Moscow City Court [official backgrounder] on Monday rejected the appeals of former Yukos [JURIST news archive] chief executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense website; JURIST news archive] and his former business partner Platon Lebedev [defense website]. The court dismissed all appeals [RIA Novosti report] from the preliminary hearings concerning the … [read more]


Legal News
27 May 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] Jordan should restore its rule of law by ending extrajudicial detentions of crime victims, personal enemies, and persons freed by the courts, according to a report [text] released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website]. Per the 1954 Crime Prevention Law [DOS backgrounder], which is currently in effect, … [read more]


Legal News
27 May 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The Eastern High Court of Denmark [official website, in Danish] ruled Tuesday that the Copenhagen counterculture group Christiana [community website, in Danish] had not acquired permanent property rights [press release, in Danish] to the abandoned Copenhagen navy base and that the Danish government [official website] was within its rights … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] Disgraced Democratic Party fundraiser Norman Hsu [JURIST news archive] was convicted Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on charges of violating the Federal Elections Campaign Act (FECA) [text]. Hsu was accused of making illegal campaign contributions in other peoples' names … [read more]


Legal News
19 May 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The new Bangladesh government [official website; JURIST news archive] should investigate torture, illegal detentions, and extrajudicial killings allegedly conducted by the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) [official website] and the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) [official website], according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] report [text, PDF] … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] Canadian Attorney General Rob Nicholson [official website] introduced legislation Friday into the Canadian House of Commons [Parliament website] to amend the Identification of Criminals Act [statute text]. If the proposed amendment passes, it would provide for the fingerprinting [press release] of those arrested but not yet charged as well … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Friday denied the petition of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D) [official profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] for an en banc rehearing of their convictions on charges … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] denounced on Sunday a US military raid in Iraq as violating the bilateral Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) [text, PDF; JURIST news archive]. The agreement states that any military offensives by the US are to be performed in accordance … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama on Monday defended [speech transcript] his recent decision to release [DOJ press release, JURIST report] memos describing interrogation methods employed by CIA [official website] officials in questioning Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees. He made the remarks to CIA officials who had expressed concern that their release would compromise the agency's ability to … [read more]


Legal News
20 Apr 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] Palestinian Hamas [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] authorities should end the systematic detention, torture, and execution of supporters of Israel and the rival Fatah party [GlobalSecurity backgrounder], according to a report [text, PDF; press release] released Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website]. HRW said the tactics had been documented since December. … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the Minnesota State Court for the Second District [official website] on Monday declared [order; PDF] Al Franken [campaign website] the winner of the state's 2008 US Senate race over opponent Norm Coleman [campaign website]. Both candidates had brought claims before the court over absentee ballots in their favor that … [read more]


Legal News
13 Apr 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile] has ordered the lifting of travel restrictions and restrictions on money transfers [press release] between Cuban-Americans and their families in Cuba. Obama also ordered that US telecommunications companies be allowed to work within Cuba to facilitate communication between families split between the two countries. … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] Advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] has called on Uganda to end what it said was the use of torture and unlawful arrest [text, PDF; press release] by the country's Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATT). According to HRW, JATT engaged in 106 documented cases of illegal or prolonged detentions … [read more]

Page 1 of 2

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.