Legal news from Friday, April 18, 2014
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[JURIST] The International Criminal Court [official website] on Thursday granted the prosecution's request to subpoena eight Kenyan witnesses [decision, PDF; press release] in the trial of Kenyan Vice President William Ruto [ICC materials; JURIST news archive]. The witnesses are no longer cooperating and are not willing to testify against Ruto, [read more]

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[JURIST] Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci [official website] on Thursday called on the nation's parliament to vote on creating a European Union-backed tribunal to investigate allegations of harvesting organs from dead Serbs during the 1990s Balkans war. In a press release [text], Thaci stated, "although the issue is completely unfair [read more]

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[JURIST] The Ukrainian government urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday to open an investigation [press release] into any serious international crimes committed within the territory from late 2013 to early 2014. The possible crimes committed within Ukraine include acts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war [read more]

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[JURIST] The Virginia Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Thursday that the emails of Michael Mann, a former University of Virginia climatologist and professor, are exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act [text]. Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli [official profile] subpoenaed university records related [read more]

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[JURIST] A Chinese court on Friday convicted activists with ties to the New Citizens Movement [advocacy website, in Chinese; WSJ backgrounder] on the grounds of gathering a mob to disturb the public. The New Citizens Movement is a grass-roots organization which seeks to draw attention to matters of public concern, [read more]

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[JURIST] The Florida Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women under Florida state law. The court held that the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 (FCRA) [text], which makes it "an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate based on an [read more]

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[JURIST] The Supreme Court of The Netherlands [official website, in Dutch] on Friday banned [ruling, in Dutch] an online group, "Martijn," that advocates for the legalization of pedophilia. The court held that the dangers of pedophilia are too great to allow the group to continue. This is because, the court [read more]

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The chief investigator from the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Thursday appealed to the UN Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites] for alleged crimes against humanity. The call to act came as [read more]

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[JURIST] Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU on Thursday issued a joint statement [text] on the situation in Ukraine after a Ukrainian military base was attacked in an act of increasing violence between government troops and pro-Russia militias. The statement promises amnesty "to protesters and to those who have [read more]

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[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Arkansas Public Law Center [advocacy websites] filed a complaint [text, PDF] Wednesday in Arkansas state court challenging the constitutionality of the state's voter ID law. Act 595 [text, PDF], passed in 2013 by the Republican-led Arkansas legislature [official website], requires [read more]

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