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9 Iranian female prisoners go on hunger strike
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

DUBAI United Arab Emirates (AP) - At least nine Iranian women political prisoners have gone on a hunger strike to protest snap body searches and abuse by prison guards at the main prison in Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition website. The kaleme... Read More

Iranian dissidents win 2012 Sakharov prize
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

STRASBOURG France (AP) - Two Iranian dissidents a lawyer and a film director were awarded the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament awarded the prize Friday to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi. Martin Schulz, the president... Read More

Jailed Iranian lawyer, Abdolfattah Soltani, wins 2012 IBA Human Rights Award
Posted on 15 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani is the winner of the 2012 International Bar Association Human Rights Award. The announcement was made at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland... Read More

Iranian Elections Subvert the Rule of Law
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

For a regime that claims to follow the tenets of Islam, the Iranian government casts the official state religion in a poor light by running parliamentary elections on a Friday , the weekly day of worship for faithful Moslems, a decision based upon... Read More

The Cyrus Cylinder, International Human Rights Day and the Rule of Law
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

As many celebrate International Human Rights Day today (December 10 th ), a 2500-year-old inscribed stone, the Cyrus Cylinder reminds us that human rights are a complex issue with which humankind has struggled with throughout history. In 2013, the... Read More

Fulbright Briefing : The United States and Other Nations Expand Sanctions Against Iran
Posted on 1 Dec 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By: Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Mary Beth Balhoff On November 21, 2011, the United States announced three measures designed to enhance sanctions on Iran. The President issued an Executive Order authorizing the... Read More

Middle Eastern Law Toolbox
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff (ME)

Welcome to LexisNexis Middle Eastern Law Toolbox, our bazaar which highlights legal content of particular Middle Eastern nations in our database. New to working in the region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on the Middle East... Read More

Iran Sanctions Update: European Union Imposes Further Restrictive Measures Against Iran, With More to Follow
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Fulbright Briefing Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris and Nicola Kelly In further developments since our briefing of 28 November 2011,[1] the Council of the European Union has decided that a further 143 entities and 37 individuals will be subject to... Read More

U.S. and EU Restrictions on Doing Business with Iran
Posted on 18 Nov 2010 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

by Mark D. Herlach, Beverly J. Rudy, Christer L. Mossberg, Matthew L. Hazlett, Leanne Sobel, Christina J. Galus and Inna Zaltsman In recent months, there have been major developments regarding the economic sanctions imposed on Iran. In an effort... Read More

D.C. District Court Refuses To Grant Plaintiff Default Judgment Against Iran, Finding Israeli Law Governed Dispute
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon In Estate of Yael Botvin v. Islamic Republic of Iran , et al., Civil Action No. 05-0220 (D.D.C. March 2011), [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ] plaintiff is the estate of an Israeli... Read More

U.K. Ban on Transactions with Iranian Banks
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Fulbright Briefing By Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris and Nicola Kelly In the latest wave of sanctions targeting Iran, the U.K. has taken steps independently of the UN Security Council and EU regulations to cut off all ties with Iranian banks. The... Read More

Iran center stage at nuclear treaty conference
Posted on 4 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seized center stage at the opening of a monthlong debate at the United Nations on how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But behind the scenes, U.N. Security Council powers were discussing... Read More

First talks on new Iran sanctions resolution
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Ambassadors from China and five major powers met for the first time Thursday to discuss possible new sanctions against Iran, which is refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and start negotiations on its suspect nuclear program. ... Read More

France opposes Iranian's extradition to US
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) France on Wednesday voiced its opposition to a U.S. extradition request for an Iranian accused of evading export controls to purchase technology over the Internet to sell to Iran's military. The United States is seeking the extradition... Read More

Obama's nuclear summit yields early dividends
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) President Barack Obama's nuclear summit has paid early dividends: China's agreement to work with the U.S. on possible sanctions against Iran and Ukraine's decision to rid itself of nuclear bomb-making materials. Obama... Read More