Africa

111 ABA Journal Africa articles.

Allen & Overy, first UK Magic Circle firm to open in Toronto, is closing its office there

Only a year after Allen & Overy became the first of London’s leading corporate law firms to open an office in Toronto, the so-called Magic Circle firm is closing the…

Vivek Maru: Drawing the arc to global justice

After finishing at Harvard College and before entering Yale Law School, Vivek Maru, born and reared in the U.S., took off more than a year to live in a hut…

If US were to prosecute over Cecil the lion’s slaying in Africa, what would legal basis be?

Following news that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was seeking to question a Minnesota dentist who has been linked to a high-profile lion-poaching case in Zimbabwe, Africa, observers wondered…

Political powers blunt good law, human rights lawyer says
US seeks to question Minnesota dentist in shooting of Cecil the lion

Already sought for questioning by authorities in Zimbabwe over the claimed poaching of a popular lion allegedly lured from an African national park to be hunted and slain, a Minnesota…

ABA commends court’s decision to release human rights lawyer and editor

The ABA is commending the Swaziland Supreme Court decision to release a human rights lawyer and an editor who were sent to prison for publishing articles questioning the independence of…

Human rights lawyer: Magna Carta’s inspiration has been subverted by powers that be

The inspirational, and aspirational, template of the Magna Carta for the constitutions and legal documents that succeeded it is one of the recurring themes at the ABA London Sessions

Egyptian lawyer gets 25 years in fatal US Embassy bombings after ‘enormously generous’ plea bargain

An Egyptian lawyer was sentenced Friday to 25 years in federal prison for his role in fatal 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.

Calling the…

Girl barred from school over Ebola fears is back in class, and lawsuit is settled

A Connecticut girl who was barred from school for 21 days after returning from a trip to Nigeria has returned to the classroom.

The 7-year-old girl, a third-grader at Meadowside…

Sparks fly over mistranslated Orrick press release about new Ivory Coast office

A BigLaw firm’s use of the word “lawyer,” in a press release about a new office or affiliation, might not seem unusual or controversial.

However, when that press release is…

Prosecutors will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence

South African prosecutors announced they will appeal both the judgment and sentence handed down to sprinter Oscar Pistorius.

The New York Times reported that Nathi Mncube, a spokesman for…

Inmates at 2 jails falsely cried Ebola, officials say; one defendant now faces a new charge

It isn’t just the general public that is thinking about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

At least two criminal defendants being held at U.S. jails have falsely claimed to…

Homeland Security says all travelers to US from Ebola-stricken countries must be screened

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday strengthened Ebola screening for travelers coming to the U.S. from three West African countries hit hard by the deadly virus.

Effective Wednesday, all…

Pistorius gets five-year sentence; can he serve part of the time at home?

South African track star Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five-years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend by firing his gun through a bathroom door.

Reporters said Pistorius appeared…

Harvard University restricts travel to Ebola-stricken countries

Amidst international debate over whether travel to and from countries ravaged by the deadly Ebola virus should be banned or restricted, a major American university has imposed its own standards.

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