Legal news from Wednesday, May 7, 2014
21 hours ago

[JURIST] The Indian Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday banned a version of bull fighting in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu is an annual festival in which thousands of men chase the bulls to grab prizes tied to their horns. The court found that the use of bulls [read more]

21 hours ago

[JURIST] Chinese authorites on Tuesday detained prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on a charge of "causing a disturbance" after he attended a weekend meeting that urged an investigation into the 1989 crackdown of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Pu Zhigiang is a leading free-speech lawyer who is well known [read more]

23 hours ago

[JURIST] A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Tuesday criticized [press release] the militant group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for kidnapping more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April and announced plans to sell them and "marry them off." [read more]

1 day ago

[JURIST] The Thai Constitutional Court [official website, in english] on Tuesday ordered caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra [BBC profile] to step down for an alleged abuse of power relating to the transfer of a senior civil servant to another position in the government that occurred shortly after she took office [read more]

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