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The EU confronts the Ukraine crisis—carefully handling the double-edged sword of self-determination?
May 20, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Eaker of the American University of Paris discusses the EU's position on the Ukraine Crisis ... "United in Diversity"—The Official EU Motto The sweeping expansion of the EU over the past 20 years has seemed to hit its limits—at least for the immediate futur....... [more]

France police acquitted for teen deaths that triggered 2005 riots
May 18, 2015
A French court on Monday cleared two police officers accused in the 2005 deaths of two teenagers outside Paris that sparked weeks of riots throughout the country. The court in Rennes ruled that officers Sebastien Gaillemin and Stephanie Klein were not responsible for the deaths of 15-year-old Bouna....... [more]

The Aftermath Of A Leak: What's Next in the HSBC Suisse Tax Evasion Saga?
May 7, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Shu-Yi Oei of Tulane University Law School discusses tax evasion investigations and possible criminal charges against HSBC's Swiss private banking unit...Beginning around 2006, Hervé Falciani, a computer systems engineer at HSBC's Swiss private banking unit, HSBC Private....... [more]

France lower house approves surveillance law
May 6, 2015
France's National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, approved Bill relating to Intelligence (No. 2669) on Tuesday, which would allow authorities to increase surveillance of anyone linked to terrorism investigations without permission from a judge. The bill authorizes intelligence agencies to....... [more]

France aviation giant files complaints over US spy claims
May 1, 2015
French aviation giant Airbus said Friday it is filing criminal complaints alleging that German intelligence helped the US carry out industrial espionage. The criminal complaint against persons unknown was filed following German media reports that the country's spy agency BND was collecting data on E....... [more]

EU court restricts bans on gay blood donors
April 29, 2015
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Wednesday restricted bans on blood donations from homosexual men. Since 1983, France automatically and permanently banned blood donations from all men who had ever had sex with another man, calling it a measure of safety against spreading the HIV virus. This ba....... [more]

Indonesia to carry out executions of drug smugglers
April 26, 2015
Indonesia notified nine convicted of drug traffickers--four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil, France and Indonesia--that their executions will be carried out within 72 hours. The executions will be carried out by firing squad in Besi prison on Nusakamb....... [more]

France court allows women to adopt same-sex spouses' children
April 16, 2015
A French court on Thursday permitted four lesbian women to adopt their wives' children born in foreign countries through artificial insemination. France has legalized same-sex marriage and adoption, but only heterosexual couples are authorized to have medically assisted fertilization. In April 2014....... [more]

France lawmakers debates controversial surveillance bill
April 13, 2015
The French Parliament on Monday debated a bill that would give French intelligence services more powers to bug and track potential terrorists in France. The bill would require Internet companies to monitor suspicious behavior. Internet companies are concerned that the legislation could deter clients....... [more]

Kenya asks UN to repatriate thousands of Somali refugees
April 12, 2015
The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it asked the UN Refugee Agency to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July. The request comes in the wake of the Garissa University massacre, an attack by Shebab insurgents that left nearly 150 dead. A statement released by the Kenyan....... [more]

Europe rights court finds Italy police beating at 2001 G-8 summit was torture
April 7, 2015
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that the beating of a 62-year-old man by an Italian police officer during the Genoa G-8 summit in July of 2001 amounted to torture. Arnaldo Cestaro, the injured, was in a school when police stormed the building and, though he was being complici....... [more]




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