Legal news from Saturday, November 2, 2013
14:11 EDT

[JURIST] On Thursday Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] expressed concern [statement] over the state of human rights defenders in Malaysia. AI argued that the arrest of 19 peaceful protestors shows that the current state of human rights in Malaysia is lacking. AI and SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia) [advocacy website], a [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] On Friday, Judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] ruled that a lawsuit seeking the recognition of same-sex marriages on Ohio death certificates could continue. The ruling [AP report] was centered around whether a funeral director, Robert Grunn, could remain [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Germany and Brazil on Friday proposed [Reuters report] a draft resolution within the UN General Assembly [official website] calling for member states to take measures to put an end to "gross invasions of privacy" such as excessive electronic surveillance and data collection. Although the resolution does not specifically indicate [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] The High Court in New Delhi [official website] on Saturday began the appeal of the death penalty sentence for the fatal gang-rape of an Indian student last December. Although six men were charged [JURIST report] with the rape and murder of the student, only four received the death penalty [read more]

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