Middle East and North Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Announces that Israeli Settlements in West Bank Do Not Violate International Law

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On November 18, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the reversal of a longstanding U.S. policy holding Israeli settlements on the West Bank to be unlawful under international law.

German Public Prosectuor Indicts Two Syrian Nationals with Crimes Against Humanity

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The German Public Prosecutor's office announced [in German] on October 29, 2019, that it has filed charg

U.S. Announces New Humanitarian Mechanism for Iran

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On October 25, 2019, the U.S.

U.S. Treasury Lifts Recent Sanctions on Turkey in Light of Ceasefire in Syria

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On October 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it removed sanctions on Turkey imposed on October 14, 2019.

The Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts in Yemen Released Its "Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Yemen" (September 3, 2019)

Author: 
Erin K. Lovall

On September 3, 2019, the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts in Yemen released its “

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Issued Opinion in United States v. Assa Regarding Civil Forfeiture of Iran Companies' Property (August 9, 2019)

Author: 
Erin K. Lovall

On August 9, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued in an opinio