Legal news from Friday, November 29, 2013

[JURIST] Protestors in Thailand on Friday demand assistance in overthrowing the government, after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra [BBC profile] survived a no-confidence vote by parliament on Thursday. Despite the vote, thousands of protesters have gathered around government buildings seeking Shinawatra's ouster [CNN report]. The demonstration against Shinawatra is the biggest … [read more]

[JURIST] The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) [official website] on Thursday stated that Google [corporate website] is in violation [press release] of the country's data protection act. For a website to comply with the country's data protection act, it must have the "unambiguous" consent of users when using their personal … [read more]

[JURIST] A UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] issued a 60-page multimedia report [materials] on Friday that Syrian refugee children are suffering trauma from the Syrian Civil War [JURIST backgrounder], which has killed over 120,000 people. The report states [press release] that many Syrian refugee children in Jordan and … [read more]

[JURIST] Iraqi police forces on Friday alleged al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] is responsible for the bodies of 18 men found who had been abducted and shot in the head. The victims were taken from their houses [Reuters report] early on Friday morning by men in military uniforms, and among … [read more]

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