Legal news from Monday, February 18, 2013

[JURIST] A Moscow court on Monday ordered a trial to begin next month against deceased whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky [JURIST news archive]. Magnitsky, who died in prison in 2009, was a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital Fund [corporate website] and was arrested in 2008 by Russian Interior Ministry [official website, … [read more]

[JURIST] The French data protection agency Commission nationale de l'nformatique et des libertes (CNIL) [official website] said Monday that EU data protection agencies intend to take action [press release] against Google [corporate website; JURIST news archive] and investigate the Internet company's failure to comply with EU privacy laws. In October, … [read more]

[JURIST] Both Syrian government forces and anti-government rebels have committed war crimes throughout the two-year armed conflict in Syria, the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria [official website] in Syria reported [text, PDF] Monday. According to the Commission, government forces have utilized a "contraction strategy" to target suspected … [read more]

[JURIST] A Maldives court issued a second arrest warrant on Monday for former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed [JURIST news archive] on charges of the illegal detention of a judge. The charges against Nasheed stem from his unilateral order to arrest [JURIST report] Chief Justice Abdulla Mohamed on corruption charges in … [read more]

[JURIST] The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court [official website] announced Monday that it has rejected parts of the draft election law that will govern the country's upcoming parliamentary elections. While the court must ratify the legislation before it can be enacted by President Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the … [read more]

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