Legal news from Thursday, March 14, 2013

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Wednesday upheld [decision; press release, PDF] The Pirate Bay (TPB) [media website] co-founders' criminal conviction for aiding copyright infringement on the Internet, unanimously declaring their application inadmissible. Co-founders Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij appealed a 2009 decision [JURIST report] … [read more]

[JURIST] A Cambodian appeals court on Thursday reduced the jail term of Mam Sonando, a prominent radio host and government critic, who was convicted of inciting rebellion and sentenced to 20 years in prison [JURIST report] last October. The Phnom Penh court reduced the sentence [AI report] to a five-year … [read more]

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] ruled [judgment, in Spanish] Thursday that evictions carried out in Spain under harsh property repossession laws violate EU consumer protection laws. According to the ECJ, Spain's laws contravene EU laws [press release, PDF] because they do not allow national courts to … [read more]

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] overturned [opinion, PDF] a Virginia anti-sodomy law on Tuesday, a decade after it was invalidated by a US Supreme Court [official website] decision in Lawrence v. Texas [opinion]. The decision [WP report] was the … [read more]

[JURIST] Khmer Rouge Deputy Foreign Minister and co-founder Ieng Sary [ECCC profie; JURIST news archive], who was on trial for war crimes in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] for his involvement in the killing of 1.7 million people, died [press release] … [read more]

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