• Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why the former President of the Maldives must be released.

    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why she has taken up the case of former President Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives who was jailed for 13 years on terrorism charges. This hasty trial received universal criticism and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has declared his imprisonment as a violation of international law. Amal Clooney gave this interview after she spoke at a side event organised by Amnesty International to highlight the human rights situation in the Maldives focusing on fair trials and access to justice. Amal Clooney acts as legal council to Mohamed Nasheed who is only one of several opposition leaders imprisoned following unfair trials. Others include former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim, sentenced in March ...

    published: 14 Oct 2015
  • Amal Clooney On Human Rights Crisis In The Maldives | Meet The Press | NBC News

    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney talks about her latest legal battle in an exclusive Meet the Press interview with Chuck Todd. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.t...

    published: 17 Jan 2016
  • Lawyer for Maldives VP comments on impeachment

    (5 Nov 2015) A lawyer for the Maldives vice president said on Thursday that his client was "framed" over allegations he planned to kill the country's president. Hussain Shameem said Vice President Ahmed Adeeb assured him he would be found innocent if an impartial investigation was conducted. Earlier in the day, the People's Majlis, the Maldives' Parliament, voted overwhelmingly to impeach Adeeb, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said. Ahmed Adeeb is the second vice president to be impeached in three months. He was arrested for allegedly planning to kill President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in an explosion on his speedboat on 28 September. Adeeb has denied involvement in the blast. The impeachment motion received 61 votes in favour and none ...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • Lawyers may call for travel ban for release of ex-Maldives head

    Legal counsel who are representing the wife of imprisoned former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed said on Monday that they may call for travel sanctions against the holiday destination, in a bid to pressure the country's govt for his release.

    published: 05 Oct 2015
  • Amal Clooney: Sanction Maldives to get politician's ...

    The Maldives' first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, is languishing behind bars. His lawyer says diplomatic pressure must be applied to get him out.

    published: 06 Oct 2015
  • Amal Clooney Discusses Latest Human Rights Battle (Exclusive) | NBC Nightly News

    The high-powered human rights lawyer is using her star power to take on an out-of-control crisis in the Maldives, where her latest client went from being president to prisoner. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/Foll...

    published: 15 Jan 2016
  • Sarah Saucedo on Working for an International Law Firm

    When she entered BU Law, Sarah Saucedo ('06) had no concrete picture of where she wanted to be five years after graduation. What she did have was a clear vision of who she was as a person, an understanding of what was important in her life, and a firm conviction that a legal career would be the best way to pursue her passion for international affairs.

    published: 07 Feb 2012
  • Mohamed Fahmy free in London with lawyer Amal Clooney

    Mohamed Fahmy, former Al Jazeera English journalist, is free after more than a year in prison, greeted his colleague Dominic Kane, who was sentenced alongside him, and was interviewed alongside his lawyer, Amal Clooney at the Frontline Club in London. READ MORE https://www.rt.com/news/313793-egypt-jazeera-journalists-sentenced/ WATCH LIVE: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-uk-air/ FOLLOW ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/RTUKnews FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTUKnews

    published: 08 Oct 2015
  • So you want to be a human rights lawyer? | RMIT University

    Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, interviews Hugh de Kretser on why human rights matters.

    published: 02 Mar 2015
  • Arson attack caught on CCTV: Masked men torch TV station in Maldives

    Courtesy: Raajje TV A pro-opposition television station in the Maldives came under attack early on Monday, when masked men started a fire which gutted the building. Security camera footage showed masked men spreading liquid around in a studio control room and a stairwell before setting them ablaze. euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 14 languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews Google+ http://google.com/+euronews

    published: 08 Oct 2013
  • Maldives leader vetoes anti-marital rape law as 'unIslamic': Maldives Muslim scholars slammed bill

    The Maldivian president has refused to ratify a bill that would partially criminalise marital rape saying it was "un-Islamic."

    published: 19 Jan 2014
  • The 16-year-old who wants to be a human rights lawyer for Palestinians | 16 in '16 | TakePart

    A daughter of a single mother, Razan lost her dad when she was one. She attends a private all-girls school in Amman and wants to be a human rights lawyer when she grows up. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2TP About 16 in '16: Turning 16 is celebrated as a rite of passage into adulthood―driving cars, going on dates, and attending dances. But often, adult responsibilities, disparity, and conflict underscore everyday teenage life, particularly in far-flung corners of the earth. Many of these challenges are dealt with privately, but TakePart believes that every girl should have equal access to education, economic opportunity, and basic human rights so they can be empowered to find their place in the world. We have profiled 16 teens who are age 16 in 2016 and asked them what their lives a...

    published: 06 Sep 2016
  • Lawyers seek sanctions in bid to free jailed ex-president of Maldives

    Lawyers working to release the jailed former president of the Maldives are seeking travel bans and targeted sanctions against top Maldivian officials as they step up efforts to free the islands' first democratically elected leader. Mohamed Nasheed was ousted in 2012 for ordering the arrest of a judge and is serving a 13-year jail term after a rapid trial in March. The United States and human rights groups are among those to have said President Abdullah Yameen's government failed to follow due process and that the case against Nasheed was politically motivated. A report from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) which finished examining the issue in September called for Nasheed's immediate release but Yameen's administration said last week that it rejected the de...

    published: 06 Oct 2015
  • Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)

    Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)

    published: 18 Nov 2015
  • Maldives - IED found near Maldives president's residence / Maldives president declares state of emer

    (5 Nov 2015) IED found near Maldives president's residence 4010443 AP TELEVISION Male - 2 November 2015 ++ALL SHOTS 4:3++ ++MUTE++ ++NIGHT SHOT++ 1. Pan of location where explosive was found 2. Armed soldiers at the scene Maldives president declares state of emergency 4010614 AP TELEVISION Male - 4 November 2015 3. SOUNDBITE (Divehi) Captain Ali Ihusaan, Maldives National Defense Force "From the investigation and operation carried out on November 2nd we know that the weapons found from the local residence are being used and will be used to threat or harm a greater part of the population, hence we believe that this situation is a national security threat." 4. Mohamed Anil, Maldives Attorney General, declaring state of emergency Lawyer for Maldives VP comments on impe...

    published: 16 Nov 2016
  • Getting Started in International Law: What I Wish I Had Known From the Start

    As part of its "Getting Started" series, the ASIL New Professionals Interest Group is pleased to start 2016 with a discussion that cuts across sectors and a chance to meet other lawyers in the field. A short, interactive panel discussion will feature insights into preparing for a career in international law. Bring questions, share perspectives, and trade insights into building a successful career in international law. Panelists at this event will share their perspectives as experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds. The moderator will pose questions to highlight professional development advice.

    published: 20 Jan 2016
Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why the former President of the Maldives must be released.

Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why the former President of the Maldives must be released.

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why she has taken up the case of former President Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives who was jailed for 13 years on terrorism charges. This hasty trial received universal criticism and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has declared his imprisonment as a violation of international law. Amal Clooney gave this interview after she spoke at a side event organised by Amnesty International to highlight the human rights situation in the Maldives focusing on fair trials and access to justice. Amal Clooney acts as legal council to Mohamed Nasheed who is only one of several opposition leaders imprisoned following unfair trials. Others include former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim, sentenced in March to 11 years for allegedly keeping an unlicensed weapon; former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ahmed Nazim, sentenced in March to 25 years for alleged corruption. Almost all opposition leaders are either in jail or in exile, fearing arrest and imprisonment if they return. They include Sheikh Imran Abdulla, the leader of Adhaalath Party, who has been detained since May. He is at risk of unfair trial. What you could do:Tweet to the President of Maldives - @presidencymv release Mohamed Nasheed. Release or ensure fair trials for other political opponents #StopUnfairTrials Background: In 2015, a series of arrests and imprisonments of high-profile political opponents in the Maldives has drawn criticism from the international community. In the UPR of the Maldives this year, several states called for judicial accountability in the country, citing serious irregularities within national judicial processes that resulted in violations of the right to a fair trial. The Maldives government maintains that due process has been followed in all cases of arrests and imprisonments in the Maldives. The panelists will discuss the ongoing situation and ways forward to ensure that the right to a fair trial is guaranteed and that judicial accountability is enforced.
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Amal Clooney On Human Rights Crisis In The Maldives | Meet The Press | NBC News

Amal Clooney On Human Rights Crisis In The Maldives | Meet The Press | NBC News

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney talks about her latest legal battle in an exclusive Meet the Press interview with Chuck Todd. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC Amal Clooney On Human Rights Crisis In The Maldives | Meet The Press | NBC News
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Lawyer for Maldives VP comments on impeachment

Lawyer for Maldives VP comments on impeachment

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(5 Nov 2015) A lawyer for the Maldives vice president said on Thursday that his client was "framed" over allegations he planned to kill the country's president. Hussain Shameem said Vice President Ahmed Adeeb assured him he would be found innocent if an impartial investigation was conducted. Earlier in the day, the People's Majlis, the Maldives' Parliament, voted overwhelmingly to impeach Adeeb, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said. Ahmed Adeeb is the second vice president to be impeached in three months. He was arrested for allegedly planning to kill President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in an explosion on his speedboat on 28 September. Adeeb has denied involvement in the blast. The impeachment motion received 61 votes in favour and none opposed in the 85-member Parliament. The main opposition group, the Maldivian Democratic Party, abstained. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/036f401b90bc61e0c24228f0a27d8218 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Lawyers may call for travel ban for release of ex-Maldives head

Lawyers may call for travel ban for release of ex-Maldives head

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Legal counsel who are representing the wife of imprisoned former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed said on Monday that they may call for travel sanctions against the holiday destination, in a bid to pressure the country's govt for his release.
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Amal Clooney: Sanction Maldives to get politician's ...

Amal Clooney: Sanction Maldives to get politician's ...

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The Maldives' first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, is languishing behind bars. His lawyer says diplomatic pressure must be applied to get him out.
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Amal Clooney Discusses Latest Human Rights Battle (Exclusive) | NBC Nightly News

Amal Clooney Discusses Latest Human Rights Battle (Exclusive) | NBC Nightly News

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The high-powered human rights lawyer is using her star power to take on an out-of-control crisis in the Maldives, where her latest client went from being president to prisoner. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC Amal Clooney Discusses Latest Human Rights Battle (Exclusive) | NBC Nightly News
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Sarah Saucedo on Working for an International Law Firm

Sarah Saucedo on Working for an International Law Firm

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When she entered BU Law, Sarah Saucedo ('06) had no concrete picture of where she wanted to be five years after graduation. What she did have was a clear vision of who she was as a person, an understanding of what was important in her life, and a firm conviction that a legal career would be the best way to pursue her passion for international affairs.
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Mohamed Fahmy free in London with lawyer Amal Clooney

Mohamed Fahmy free in London with lawyer Amal Clooney

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Mohamed Fahmy, former Al Jazeera English journalist, is free after more than a year in prison, greeted his colleague Dominic Kane, who was sentenced alongside him, and was interviewed alongside his lawyer, Amal Clooney at the Frontline Club in London. READ MORE https://www.rt.com/news/313793-egypt-jazeera-journalists-sentenced/ WATCH LIVE: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-uk-air/ FOLLOW ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/RTUKnews FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTUKnews
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So you want to be a human rights lawyer? | RMIT University

So you want to be a human rights lawyer? | RMIT University

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Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, interviews Hugh de Kretser on why human rights matters.
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Arson attack caught on CCTV: Masked men torch TV station in Maldives

Arson attack caught on CCTV: Masked men torch TV station in Maldives

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Courtesy: Raajje TV A pro-opposition television station in the Maldives came under attack early on Monday, when masked men started a fire which gutted the building. Security camera footage showed masked men spreading liquid around in a studio control room and a stairwell before setting them ablaze. euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 14 languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews Google+ http://google.com/+euronews
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Maldives leader vetoes anti-marital rape law as 'unIslamic': Maldives Muslim scholars slammed bill

Maldives leader vetoes anti-marital rape law as 'unIslamic': Maldives Muslim scholars slammed bill

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The Maldivian president has refused to ratify a bill that would partially criminalise marital rape saying it was "un-Islamic."
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The 16-year-old who wants to be a human rights lawyer for Palestinians | 16 in '16 | TakePart

The 16-year-old who wants to be a human rights lawyer for Palestinians | 16 in '16 | TakePart

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A daughter of a single mother, Razan lost her dad when she was one. She attends a private all-girls school in Amman and wants to be a human rights lawyer when she grows up. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2TP About 16 in '16: Turning 16 is celebrated as a rite of passage into adulthood―driving cars, going on dates, and attending dances. But often, adult responsibilities, disparity, and conflict underscore everyday teenage life, particularly in far-flung corners of the earth. Many of these challenges are dealt with privately, but TakePart believes that every girl should have equal access to education, economic opportunity, and basic human rights so they can be empowered to find their place in the world. We have profiled 16 teens who are age 16 in 2016 and asked them what their lives are like and what issues they’re contending with. From questions about gender identification and growing up in modern families—think homes that vary from a single parent to two moms—to their career dreams and hopes for the future, this tentpole will delve into real teenage experiences today and what our next generation of women looks like. About TakePart: Featuring independent journalism on today’s most important and socially relevant topics,TakePart is the digital division of Participant Media, the company behind such acclaimed documentaries as CITIZENFOUR, An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc. and films including Lincoln and Spotlight. Connect with TAKEPART: Visit the TAKEPART WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/TakePartSite Like TAKEPART on FACEBOOK:http://bit.ly/TakePartFB Follow TAKEPART on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/TakePartTW Follow TAKEPART on TUMBLR: http://bit.ly/TakePartTumblr Follow TAKEPART on G+: http://bit.ly/TakePartGPlus 16 in '16 | Razan | TakePart https://www.youtube.com/user/takepart
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Lawyers seek sanctions in bid to free jailed ex-president of Maldives

Lawyers seek sanctions in bid to free jailed ex-president of Maldives

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Lawyers working to release the jailed former president of the Maldives are seeking travel bans and targeted sanctions against top Maldivian officials as they step up efforts to free the islands' first democratically elected leader. Mohamed Nasheed was ousted in 2012 for ordering the arrest of a judge and is serving a 13-year jail term after a rapid trial in March. The United States and human rights groups are among those to have said President Abdullah Yameen's government failed to follow due process and that the case against Nasheed was politically motivated. A report from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) which finished examining the issue in September called for Nasheed's immediate release but Yameen's administration said last week that it rejected the decision. Jared Genser, working with international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, said Nasheed's legal team would now be pushing governments to introduce specific financial sanctions and travel restrictions to pressure the administration in Male. "A list is being developed with highly detailed information about perpetrators in the Maldives that will be the basis for our discussions with governments," Genser told reporters at a news conference in London. "The only thing that the government of the Maldives is going to understand is direct action and that's what we need to do." The Maldivian Foreign Ministry said last week that the archipelago "would not be made to act on the basis of a non-binding opinion" from the U.N. body, but that the issue had been referred to its Supreme Court, which will rule on the case.
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Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)

Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)

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Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)
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Maldives - IED found near Maldives president's residence / Maldives president declares state of emer

Maldives - IED found near Maldives president's residence / Maldives president declares state of emer

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(5 Nov 2015) IED found near Maldives president's residence 4010443 AP TELEVISION Male - 2 November 2015 ++ALL SHOTS 4:3++ ++MUTE++ ++NIGHT SHOT++ 1. Pan of location where explosive was found 2. Armed soldiers at the scene Maldives president declares state of emergency 4010614 AP TELEVISION Male - 4 November 2015 3. SOUNDBITE (Divehi) Captain Ali Ihusaan, Maldives National Defense Force "From the investigation and operation carried out on November 2nd we know that the weapons found from the local residence are being used and will be used to threat or harm a greater part of the population, hence we believe that this situation is a national security threat." 4. Mohamed Anil, Maldives Attorney General, declaring state of emergency Lawyer for Maldives VP comments on impeachment 4010828 AP TELEVISION Male - 5 November 2015 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ ++4:3++ 5. Hussain Shameem, lawyer for the Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, getting off boat STORYLINE: On November 2nd 2015 the military in the Maldives found and deactivated an explosive device near the president's official residence, officials said. The discovery came a month after an explosion occurred on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's boat, injuring his wife, an aide and a bodyguard. The improvised explosive device was in a parked vehicle near the president's official residence, officials said. Gayoom does not live at the residence but uses it frequently for meetings. *** The president of the Maldives declared a state of emergency on November 4th, sharply curtailing key rights of citizens for 30 days, following an explosion on his speedboat and the discoveries of a homemade bomb near his residence and a weapons cache. Attorney General Mohamed Anil said President Yameen Abdul Gayoom made the decision to safeguard public safety. Under the state of emergency, the military and police are able to enter and search homes without warrants and can make arrests virtually at will. Citizens are forbidden to hold protests or labour strikes or to travel between the country's many islands. The country has been tense since a September 28th blast on the president's speedboat and a subsequent series of arrests of people, including Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, on suspicion of involvement in the explosion. November 4th's declaration effectively thwarts plans by the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party to hold a mass rally on November 6th demanding the release of its jailed leader, former President Mohamed Nasheed. It is customary for people to travel from outer islands to participate in protests in the capital, Male. Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected leader, resigned following public protests against his decision to order the arrest of a top judge in 2012. In 2013, Gayoom defeated Nasheed in a disputed election in which the Supreme Court annulled the results of the first round, which Nasheed was leading, and delayed a revote until Gayoom was able to negotiate a winning coalition with other parties. Nasheed is now serving a 13-year prison sentence under a terrorism law for his role in arresting the judge. His trial was widely criticized for its apparent lack of due process. *** A lawyer for the Maldives vice president said on November 5th that his client was "framed" over allegations he planned to kill the country's president. Hussain Shameem said Vice President Ahmed Adeeb assured him he would be found innocent if an impartial investigation was conducted. Earlier in the day, the People's Majlis, the Maldives' Parliament, voted overwhelmingly to impeach Adeeb, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said. Ahmed Adeeb is the second vice president to be impeached in three months. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/026d2632cc344c92a2a88218f322c026 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Getting Started in International Law: What I Wish I Had Known From the Start

Getting Started in International Law: What I Wish I Had Known From the Start

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As part of its "Getting Started" series, the ASIL New Professionals Interest Group is pleased to start 2016 with a discussion that cuts across sectors and a chance to meet other lawyers in the field. A short, interactive panel discussion will feature insights into preparing for a career in international law. Bring questions, share perspectives, and trade insights into building a successful career in international law. Panelists at this event will share their perspectives as experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds. The moderator will pose questions to highlight professional development advice.
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