Saudi Women Lawyers Free to Practice Law

By Shubra Ohri Thirty years after earning her law degree, Fatma Kabil, Saudi Arabia’s first qualified female lawyer, may finally get the chance to argue in a courtroom. On February 20, 2010, Justice Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad al-Issa announced…

After Hesitation, Iraq Election Ban is Reinstated

By Shubra Ohri On February 13th, Iraqi officials confirmed the decision by the Iraqi Justice and Accountability Commission to ban more than 500 individuals from participating in the March 7th elections. This decisions quickly undermined the hope for free and…

Gaza Caged

  On January 20, 2010, the UN Aid and Association for International Development Agencies called for the immediate opening of Gaza’s borders in light of the escalating health and environmental crisis that threatens the area. In direct contravention to this…