Legal news from Saturday, November 23, 2013

[JURIST] The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) [official website] on Friday ordered the release [press release, PDF] of the Greenpeace International [advocacy website] ship Arctic Sunrise as well as the release of the 28 activists and two freelance journalists who were arrested on board the ship, … [read more]

[JURIST] Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr [JURIST news archive] has gone on trial in absentia in Italy on charges of criminal association with the goal of terrorism and aiding illegal emigration with the goal of terrorism, based on an investigation from 2002. Before the investigation could be concluded and … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Friday upheld [text] a ban on pharmacies selling their own generic drug brands. The ruling addresses the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act and the Ontario Drug Benefit Act [texts] which were meant to control the rising price of pharmaceuticals. Under … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [text, PDF] a lower court ruling that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) [official website] stop and frisk program [text] program was carried out in a discriminatory manner. The court refused to throw out … [read more]

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