Courts and the law

Bulgarian court sentences two men in bus bombing that killed Israelis

Bulgaria said that two dual citizens of Lebanon were responsible for the Black Sea attack that targeted Israeli tourists in 2012; Hezbollah has denied involvement.

Al-Monitor Staff | Courts and the law | sept. 21, 2020
al-monitor Judges of Bulgaria's specialized criminal court arrive for the final decision for the 2012 bomb attack on Israeli tourists at Bulgaria's Burgas airport that killed five people, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 21, 2020. in Sofia. - A Bulgarian court on September 21, 2020, sentenced two men to life in prison over a deadly 2012 bus bomb attack on Israeli tourists at the country's Burgas airport. Photo by NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP via Getty Images.

Egypt’s presidency clashes with religious institutions over verbal divorce

Calls for new legislation in Egypt to annul verbal divorce, namely by President Abel Fattah al-Sisi, raise the ire of Al-Azhar and other religious institutions already at odds with the president.

A correspondent in Egypt | Courts and the law | sept. 21, 2020

The Netherlands takes first step in holding Syria’s torturers to account

The Dutch Foreign Ministry says it will hold Syria responsible for "gross human rights violations" in a process that could make its way to the UN's International Court of Justice.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Courts and the law | sept. 18, 2020

Netanyahu’s Likud vs. Israel’s judicial system

For Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin the time has come for a last, decisive duel against the High Court.

Mazal Mualem | Courts and the law | sept. 4, 2020

Residents of this Egyptian village forced to leave their homes

Forced evacuation and a security campaign targeted the residents of Sayadeen village in Alexandria governorate in northern Egypt.

A correspondent in Egypt | Human rights | août 17, 2020