Middle East

173 ABA Journal Middle East articles.

Imprisoned Saudi lawyer receives this year’s ABA International Human Rights Award

Waleed Abu al-Khair, a human rights lawyer who was convicted on anti-terrorism charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison—simply for calling for the rule of law in Saudi Arabia—will receive the 2019 ABA International Human Rights Award during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. “Abu al-Khair epitomizes the ideals of what lawyers around the world are fighting for,” ABA President Bob Carlson says.

How to sue a foreign government? US sides with Sudan in Supreme Court review of USS Cole judgment

Questions about service of legal papers could topple a $315 million default judgment against Sudan in a suit claiming the country supported al Qaida before its members bombed the USS…

How can lawyers find cybersecurity solutions that work for them?

Lawyers don’t have to break the bank if they wish to be protected from cybertheft. But that doesn’t mean they can afford to be cheap in selecting security products and services.

States split on new ABA Model Rule limiting harassing or discriminatory conduct

States have been divided on whether to adopt new ABA Model Rule 8.4(g), which prohibits lawyers from engaging in harassing or discriminatory conduct.

North Korea, Venezuela among three countries added to new, more tailored travel ban
The Trump administration on Sunday night announced restrictions on nationals from three additional countries, including North Korea, along with those from five out of six Muslim-majority countries on the president's original list.
Can a general conquer the federal prison system?

The federal Bureau of Prisons faces a sea of troubles: Escalating medical costs, a prison population with little access to job training programs or computers, an institutional culture averse to…

ABA decries latest violent attack aimed at Syrian judicial system

ABA President Linda A. Klein condemned suicide bombings in the capital of Syria, one of which occurred at the main courthouse, in a statement on Monday.

“We send our…

Iran terror victims receive first payments; will this affect foreign immunity?

It’s not every day that a wire transfer for $40 million crosses a lawyer’s desk—particularly when the cash is coming from the Central Bank of Iran. But for Jamie Bernard,…

Dentons launches new shared services hub in Poland, will lay off about 25 in UK

Dentons will eliminate approximately 25 jobs in the United Kingdom in preparation for the opening of its new shared-services hub in Warsaw, Poland. The hub, which officially launched on Monday,…

Lawyers are among the dead in suicide bombing outside Pakistan courthouse

At least 12 people died, including four lawyers, in a suicide bombing on Friday outside a courthouse in Pakistan.

A suicide bomber threw a grenade at the entrance to the…

Clifford Chance replaces Saudi Arabia office with new local alliance

Clifford Chance has taken the unusual step of replacing its office in Saudi Arabia in favor of an alliance with local firm, Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm.

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ABA condemns mass detentions and arrests of Turkish legal community

In the wake of a failed coup attempt by the Turkish military, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrested about 3,000 lawyers, judges and journalists in the country without charges or…

Lawyers apparently targeted in Pakistan hospital attack that killed more than 60

More than 60 people died in a suicide bombing on Monday at a hospital in Pakistan where lawyers had gathered to mourn a slain colleague.

The director of the hospital…

Mayer Brown sets up first Dubai office

Mayer Brown has opened an office in Dubai to serve as the hub of its Middle East practice.

On Wednesday, the firm announced in a press release that its…

George Clooney lookalike in video ad sparks legal battle between coffee competitors

A disclaimer on an Israeli Espresso Club video ad featuring a George Clooney lookalike tells viewers he’s not the famous Hollywood actor.

However, Nespresso, which uses the real George Clooney…

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