Myanmar Junta enforces compulsory military service amid widespread armed opposition – JURIST

Myanmar’s military, known as the Tatmadaw, announced Saturday the enforcement of the People’s Military Service Law, which requires all men between the ages of 18 and 35 and women between the ages... Read more »

UK announces new sanctions targeting Myanmar military entities – JURIST

The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) announced Thursday further sanctions on Myanmar over ongoing human rights violations. This round of sanctions targeted military-linked entities “involved in the repression of the... Read more »
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Burkina Faso military faces scrutiny for drone strikes on civilian targets – JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report Thursday bringing attention to three military drone strikes conducted by Burkina Faso’s government, reportedly targeting Islamist fighters. The strikes took place between August and November... Read more »

North Korea confirms breakdown of military agreement with South Korea – JURIST

North Korea issued a blistering response on Thursday to South Korea’s decision to suspend a 2018 military agreement aimed at reducing tensions on the peninsula, saying through the KCNA news agency, “From now... Read more »

UN human rights office expresses alarm at Israel settler and military violence in West Bank – JURIST

In a statement released Friday, the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner  warned of the “multi-layered human rights violations of Palestinians” occurring in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.... Read more »

South Korea court upholds law criminalizing same-sex relations in military service – JURIST

The Constitutional Court of South Korea upheld a law for the fourth time on Thursday that criminalizes same-sex relations in the military. The court, which is one of the highest in South... Read more »

Anti-Affirmative Action Organization Challenges Race Considerations in Military Academy Admissions

Continuing its efforts questioning the constitutionality of the use of race in higher education admissions, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) has filed a lawsuit in the District of Maryland against the U.S.... Read more »

Israel military sends ground forces to attack Hamas targets in Gaza Strip – JURIST

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deployed ground forces in the Northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, marking an escalation in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. IDF members were active in the area for a... Read more »

Myanmar parallel government claims military junta orchestrated refugee camp attack – JURIST

Myanmar’s parallel National Unity Government (NUG) said on Tuesday that the country’s ruling military junta orchestrated an attack on the Munglai Hkyet refugee camp in Kachin, Myanmar. The attack allegedly resulted in... Read more »

Journalist arrested following report on classified France military operation in Egypt – JURIST

French journalist Ariane Lavrilleux was arrested Tuesday by the French General Directorate of Internal Security (CGSI) following a complaint that her 2021 co-authored report on a French military operation in Egypt compromised... Read more »

Ghana dispatch: defence chief assures country that armed forces are ‘not interested’ in military coups – JURIST

Lana Osei is a JURIST staff correspondent in Ghana and a recent graduate of the GIMPA (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration) Faculty of Law. She files this dispatch from Accra. ... Read more »

Burmese hip-hop artist sentenced to 20 years for criticising Myanmar’s military leadership – JURIST

On Thursday, 38-year-old Burmese hip-hop artist Byu Har was sentenced to 20 years in prison for purportedly critiquing the present military-administered state.  A family member of Har shared the verdict details with... Read more »
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