Legal news from Tuesday, April 5, 2011

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official websites] on Tuesday revealed that his office has uncovered evidence that embattled Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] planned to attack civilians to forestall regime-toppling revolution. Moreno-Ocampo indicated that the plans were made in response to the … [read more]

[JURIST] The Swiss Federal Administrative Court (FAC) [official website, in German] on Monday publicized its ruling that Google Street View constitutes a breach of privacy for the country's citizens and ordered Google [corporate website; JURIST news archive] to take extra steps to ensure adequate protection. The FAC officially ruled on … [read more]

[JURIST] Kenya has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] to dismiss the cases [motion, PDF] against six senior Kenyan leaders accused [materials] of committing crimes against humanity and contributing to the 2007-2008 post-election violence [JURIST news archive]. Kenyan authorities last week emphasized that "the ICC's jurisdiction [is] complementary … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Tuesday urged the Yemeni government to discontinue using force against peaceful protesters [UN News Centre report]. The OHCHR insisted that Yemen [BBC profile] deliver on its promise to establish a commission to inquire into recent … [read more]

[JURIST] Lawyers for human rights lawyer and activist Cu Huy Ha Vu claimed Tuesday that the judge failed to allow key evidence at Vu's trial on charges of carrying out anti-state propaganda. The court convicted Vu [JURIST report] on Monday, sentencing him to seven years in prison followed by three … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Monday granted [order; PDF] a motion [text, PDF] by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] to dismiss a challenge to the new net neutrality rules. Verizon and MetroPCS [corporate websites] filed an appeal challenging … [read more]

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