April 18, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Supreme Court of The Netherlands on Friday banned an online group, "Martijn," that advocates for the legalization of pedophilia. The court held that the dangers of pedophilia are too great to allow the group to continue. This is because, the court reasoned, children are particularly ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday that the Netherlands' "piracy levy" tax added to the purchase price of copying materials such as blank CDs or DVDs does not properly account for the loss to copyright holders resulting from unlawful copies of protected work. The court stated ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Associated Press has discovered plans by the European Union to instate a war crimes tribunal to deal specifically with allegations focusing on offenses committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. During the war, the Albanian rebels were supported by NATO and ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Dutch prosecutors on Thursday said that more than 5,000 people in the Netherlands have filed complaints against Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders for discrimination following anti-Moroccan comments Wilders made during municipal election campaigning. Prosecutors are currently reviewing ...[read more]
March 30, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Dutch public prosecutor announced on Friday that police have arrested a man suspected of war crimes during the 1990s Yugoslav wars after a request for his extradition from Croatia. Milutin Graic, 41, was living in Roosendaal, near the Netherlands' border with Belgium. Graic is accused of being ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Hague Court of Appeals in the Netherlands on Tuesday overturned a 2011 order of the District Court that required two major Dutch Internet providers to block customers from a list of addresses linked to The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay is an open source torrent search website that can provide ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Romania's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected legislation that would make it more difficult to prosecute elected government officials and make libel a criminal offense after criticism from abroad. The draft law would have provided lawmakers and government officials immunity from prosecution ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) on Thursday stated that Google is in violation of the country's data protection act. For a website to comply with the country's data protection act, it must have the "unambiguous" consent of users when using their personal information. Unambiguous consent ...[read more]
November 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Friday ordered the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise as well as the release of the 28 activists and two freelance journalists who were arrested on board the ship, upon payment of a ?3.6 million euro bond by... ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that gay people who live in African countries where they could be persecuted for their sexuality have grounds for asylum in the EU. The decision came after the Netherlands asked the ECJ for advice regarding three Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal ...[read more]

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