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Legal news from Tuesday, May 14, 2013

[JURIST] The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe [official website, in German] on Tuesday ordered [press release, in German] Google [corporate website] to remove defamatory autocomplete results if notified. The plaintiffs, an unidentified company selling nutritional supplements and its founder, claimed when their names were entered on Google's German-language website, … [read more]

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment, press release, PDF] Tuesday that Swiss law does not provide sufficient guidelines on the extent of the right to die, in violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights [PDF]. Article 8 protects an individual's … [read more]

[JURIST] The Minnesota Senate [official website] voted 37-30 Monday in favor of a bill [HF 1054 materials] legalizing same-sex marriage [JURIST backgrounder]. The bill was approved [JURIST report] by the House of Representatives last week and will now go to Governor Mark Dayton [official websites] to be signed into law. … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) [official website] said Monday that aid in Syria is being hampered by a disregard for the rules of war [press release]. Head of operations for the Near and Middle East Robert Mardini said that in spite of repeated calls for all … [read more]

[JURIST] The UkraineProsecutor General [official website, in Ukrainian] on Monday reopened the murder case against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive]. The charges, originally filed in January [JURIST report], allege that Tymoshenko and former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko [JURIST news archive] ordered the murder of … [read more]

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