Legal news from Saturday, March 9, 2013

[JURIST] Almost two years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster [IAEA backgrounder] Japanese officials report that 44 countries still ban or limit food imports from Japan, as thousands of the nation's citizens gathered on Saturday in ongoing anti-nuclear demonstrations around the country. China and South Korea, both major purchasers, are … [read more]

[JURIST] A Cairo court on Saturday affirmed the death sentences of 21 individuals convicted of inciting a deadly riot after a soccer match in Port Said last February. In addition to confirming that the convicted individuals are to be hanged [Guardian report] for their involvement in the riot, the court … [read more]

[JURIST] Kenya's election commission on Saturday declared Uhuru Kenyatta [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], son of Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the winner of the nation's 2013 presidential election. Shortly after the official announcement Kenyatta's top election opponent Prime Minister Raila Odinga [Al Jazeera profile] announced that he … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Mexico [official website, in Spanish] ruled [press release, in Spanish] on Wednesday that certain offensive statements regarding another individual's sexual orientation are not protected under the nation's freedom of expression laws. In a 3-2 decision the Mexican high court held that two derogatory words … [read more]

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