April 17, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
Human rights groups including Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday urged Council of Europe member states to reject proposed changes to the European Convention on Human Rights. The proposed changes, entitled the Brighton Declaration, were introduced by the UK, and beg... ...[read more]
April 17, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The lower chamber of the Malaysian Parliament on Tuesday approved a law aimed at replacing the country's controversial Internal Security Act of 1960 (ISA), which currently allows for indefinite detention of terror suspects, dissidents and political opponents. Parliament introduced the legislation ...[read more]
April 10, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday effectively suspended the work of the 100-member panel responsible for drafting the country's new constitution after ruling in favor of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the formation of the panel. The lawsuit was filed by a number of ...[read more]
April 3, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Monday filed charges in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) alleging that the bank was involved in an illegal futures trading scheme known as "wash trading" from 2007-2010. Under ...[read more]
April 3, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The full Federal Court of Australia ruled Tuesday that Google Inc. engaged in advertising practices that were deceptive and misleading, resulting in a violation of the country's consumer protection laws. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought the case against Google ...[read more]
March 27, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
Acting head of the EU delegation in Mali, Bertrand Soret, on Tuesday met with the leader of last week's military coup urging a quick return to constitutional order in the country. President Amadou Toumani Toure was removed from office after Malian soldiers took control of the government, ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. that patents obtained under 35 101 that correlate the body's biological reaction to different dosages of a certain type of drug are invalid because they incorporate laws of nature... ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday in Roberts v. Sea-Land Services that under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), an employee is "newly awarded compensation" for the purposes of the act when he first becomes disabled and entitled to the disability benefits, regardless ...[read more]
March 13, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision that a UK subsidiary of Bank Melli Iran (BMI) can be included in a list of entities engaged in nuclear proliferation. A 2007 UN Security Council Resolution requires member states to freeze the assets, funds and economic ...[read more]
March 13, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta indicated on Tuesday that a US soldier accused of shooting and killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan could face the death penalty if convicted of the charges. The identity of the US sergeant accused of the shootings has not been released, but the sergeant is ...[read more]

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