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Legal news from Thursday, December 12, 2013

[JURIST] The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday granted [text, PDF] a motion by Radovan Karadzic [BBC profile] to subpoena Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war, to testify at his trial where he has been … [read more]

[JURIST] Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland will soon be able to adopt children, officials said Wednesday. The announcement came after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal [BBC report] by Health Minister Edwin Poots [official profile], finding that it did not meet the criteria. The Northern Ireland High Court [official website] … [read more]

[JURIST] The High Court of Australia [official website] on Thursday struck down [press release, PDF] The Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act of 2013 [text, PDF], which allowed same-sex couples to marry within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The court ruled by unanimous decision that the act cannot operate concurrently with … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for South Korea's Seoul Central District Court on Thursday dismissed an attempt by Samsung to bans sales of certain Apple [corporate websites] products in the country. Samsung claimed that Apple had infringed three patents with products such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad2, seeking 100 … [read more]

[JURIST] Former prime minister of Thailand and head of the opposition Democrat Party [TIME backgrounder], Abhisit Vejjajiva [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], was formally charged Thursday with the murder of two individuals during the 2010 Thai military crackdown [TIME backgrounder] on anti-government protests. In 2010 the Red Shirt protesters, supporters … [read more]

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