Democracy, Governance, and Rule of Law

Three U.K. Supreme Court Rulings Address Claims Against U.K. for Actions in Afghanistan and Iraq (January 17, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 17, 2017, the U.K. Supreme Court issued three rulings touching on various allegations of wrongful acts committed by the U.K.

Egyptian Court Halts Transfer of Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia (January 16, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 16, 2017, the High Administrative Court of Egypt blocked the transfer of two uninhabited Egyptian islands in the Red Sea, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia.

Gambian President Files Injunction Seeking to Keep Incoming President Out of Office (January 12, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 12, 2017, outgoing President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia asked the Supreme Court for an injunction that would bar his successor, President-Elect Adama Barrow, from entering office.

U.S. Releases Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking (January 6, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 6, 2017, the U.S.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against Russia in Response to Cyberattacks (December 28, 2016)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On December 28, 2016, the White House announced an executive order increasing sanct

Head of IMF Convicted of Negligence in Criminal Trial (December 19, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On December 19, 2016, la Cour de Justice de la République

Colombian Court Rules to Expedite Peace Deal with Rebels (December 13, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On December 13, 2016, the Colombian Constitutional Court ruled in favor of a plan to accelerate the implementation of the recently signed peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—

UN Security Council Authorizes New UN Sanctions on North Korea (November 30, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 30, 2016, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution authorizing new sanct

Cambodian Court Upholds Life Sentences for Khmer Rouge Officials (November 23, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 23, 2016, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia

UNGA Passes Resolution on the U.S. Embargo of Cuba (October 26, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 26, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution admonishing the Untied States for its role i