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[JURIST] Eighty-five victims of rocket attacks in Israel have filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking damages from Iran and Iran's central bank for for injuries suffered in the 2006 Second Lebanon War. The suit.... [more]
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Torture as Foreign Policy: The Omar Khadr Decision
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Gail Davidson
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A Solomonic Judgment on Elections in Iraq

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David Shapiro [Staff Attorney, ACLU National Prison Project]: "In an unfortunate decision, the Ninth Circuit last week reversed its own precedent and rolled back protections against strip searching jail detainees in Bull v. San Francisco [PDF file]. The en banc ruling weighed in on the question - which has divided the circuits - of whether the Fourth Amendment lets jail officials strip search ...." [more]
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INDIA: Regulating and Trafficking in Sex Workers2/16
Hamsa Subramaniam discusses the knowledge she gained as a 2008 Clinton Fellow at SAATHII, an HIV/AIDS technical assistance organization in Chennai, India...In 2007, the World Health Organization reported that 2.3 million people above the age of 15 are infected with HIV in India, a rate which ranks second only to South Africa. Approximately 40 percent of the infected are women. The Indian ...." [more]
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JURIST Guest Analyst Andreas R. Ziegler is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminal Sciences and a Professor of Law at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He was a Visiting Professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2009. His papers are available on SSRN. On 1 December 2009, the Lisbon Treaty ...." [more]
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Nazis arrest White Rose leaders

On February 18, 1943, the Nazi government of Germany arrested the two leaders of the White Rose movement, brother and sister Hans and Sophie Scholl. The White Rose was a German group, primarily comprised of students, that advocated non-violent resistance to the Nazi government in Germany. After the Scholls were arrested, the remaining members of the White Rose were captured by the end of 1943. ...." [more]
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