Middle East

173 ABA Journal Middle East articles.

Was comparison of Turkish president to Gollum an illegal insult? Judge asks expert panel for opinion

A lawyer for a Turkish doctor accused of illegally insulting the country’s president made no headway with a free speech argument.

So lawyer Hicran Danisman is pursuing another line of…

Thousands mourn human rights lawyer killed during a press conference in Turkey

Thousands of people attended a funeral on Sunday for a Kurdish human rights lawyer fatally shot during a press conference in Turkey.

Lawyer Tahir Elci had led the Diyarbakir Bar…

New court at one of world’s busiest train stations will speed administration of justice

Railway police stand ready to ticket fare-dodgers and others who violate the rules at one of the busiest train stations in the world.

But a cumbersome judicial process, compared to…

DOJ: Hacking schemes ‘breathtaking in size and scope’ targeted 12 companies, got data on 100 million

Expanding charges in a case against two Israeli men and a U.S. citizen, a federal prosecutor on Tuesday unsealed a superseding indictment (PDF) and accused them of playing a…

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…

Businessman donates $10M to establish new Islamic law center at Yale Law School

A Saudi Arabian businessman with an estimated net worth of nearly $20 billion has donated $10 million to Yale Law School to establish an Islamic law center there.

“The contemporary…

14 years after Sept. 11 attacks, families of victims and others await justice

Fourteen years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the legal system is still dealing with those alleged to be responsible for the hijacked commercial airlines that crashed into the…

ISIS embraces sex slavery, using contracts and courts to govern the practice

ISIS—also known as the Islamic State group—has embraced sex slavery and is regulating the practice with sales contracts notarized by ISIS-run courts, according to a newspaper investigation.

The girls and…

UK trade envoy: ‘I’d give anything’ for the ABA to work with the Iraqi judiciary
‘I’d give anything to have the ABA work with the judiciary in Iraq,’ UK trade envoy says

The rule of law as embodied in the Magna Carta needs to be brought to the people who need it most, said Baroness Emma Nicholson during her luncheon speech at…

US-born Israeli soldier won’t be jailed for eating non-kosher sandwich

Officials say a Boston man who volunteered for combat service in Israel’s army won’t be put behind bars for eating a non-kosher sandwich after all, following an international kerfuffle over…

Harvard, Northwestern help Qatar open law school that will award a JD degree

With help from two venerable U.S. law schools, a Middle Eastern university is creating the region’s first juris doctor degree program.

Hamad bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar, will open…

Site of Jesus’ trial by Pontius Pilate may have been unearthed in Jerusalem

Archaeologists affiliated with the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem say they may have uncovered the site where Jesus of Nazareth was tried and sentenced to death by Roman prefect…

Unusual suit says banks are linked to Iraq attacks, seeks damages under terrorism-support law

An unusual federal lawsuit filed Monday says some members of the U.S. military injured and killed in Iraq weren’t casualties of war.

They were victims of a terror campaign, for…

Arab Bank is held liable in first civil trial victory under anti-terrorism law

Federal jurors in Brooklyn on Monday ruled in favor of about 300 terrorism victims and their relatives in a civil suit that accused Arab Bank of supporting terrorism by handling…

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