March 12, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 12, 2005, UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke issued the first "control orders" limiting the movements of uncharged terror suspects. The order were issued under authority granted by the Prevention of Terrorism Act which had been passed the day before. The orders were issued against a total ...[read more]
August 27, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 27, 1928, representatives of 32 nations signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of national policy and agreeing to the peaceful settlement of international disputes. Among the original signatories were the US, France, the UK, Germany, Italy and Japan. The treaty ...[read more]
July 16, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A UK crown court on Friday ordered five companies to pay 9.5 million in damages relating to the 2005 Buncefield oil storage depot explosion, which has been described as the most costly industrial accident in the UK. Total UK, a subsidiary of French oil company Total, was ordered to pay... ...[read more]
October 27, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
UK Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Jack Straw Monday called for a 'rebalancing of criminal justice priorities' amidst outrage expressed at newly released Ministry of Justice figures showing a sharp rise in the number of children born to female inmates. The Independent repo... ...[read more]
May 6, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
The annual Webby Awards in Law and more than 100 other subject categories were announced in New York Tuesday as the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences honored excellence in interactive design, creativity, usability and functionality on the Internet in 2008. OUT-LAW.com, an IT/e- ...[read more]
July 27, 2007
by Michael Sung
A Nigerian court sentenced former state governor Dieprieye Alamieyeseigha Thursday to a total of 12 years in prison after Alamieyeseigha pleaded guilty to six counts of corruption and money laundering. Alamieyeseigha, who governed the oil-rich Bayelsa state from 1999 to 2005, has spent almost two ...[read more]
September 17, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos
About 14,000 people are currently being detained by the US in overseas prisons in uncertain legal circumstances, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Some 13,000 are being held in Iraq. US officials have told the Red Cross that 70 to 90 percent of the tens of thousands of Iraqis detained in ...[read more]
September 6, 2006
by Alexis Unkovic
Twenty-eight days after initially detaining five British Muslim men among almost two dozen others arrested early last month in connection with an alleged terror plot to blow up US-bound planes over the Atlantic, Scotland Yard has formally charged two of the still-jailed suspects, Donald Douglas ...[read more]
August 29, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
British police on Tuesday charged three people with conspiracy to murder and planning to smuggle component parts of improvised explosive devices onto airplanes in connection with the alleged terror plot to blow up US-bound planes over the Atlantic, bringing to 15 the total now charged in... ...[read more]
August 23, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
A High Court judge in London on Wednesday granted requests by Scotland Yard to extend the detentions of 9 of 11 uncharged suspects in custody in connection with an alleged airline bombing plot said to have been foiled by police. Eight suspects had their detentions extended to August 30, the first ...[read more]

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