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Legal news from Tuesday, May 13, 2014

[JURIST] The Court of Justice of the European Union [official website] ruled [judgment] on Tuesday that people can request that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information. In an advisory judgment, the court held [AP report] that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing [corporate … [read more]

[JURIST] An Israeli trial court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert [Knesset profile] to six years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal while serving as mayor of Jerusalem. The Tel Aviv District Court ruled [AP report] that Olmert was guilty of participating in a corrupt … [read more]

[JURIST] Five same-sex couples on Monday challenged [complaint, PDF; press release, PDF] Alaska's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Alaska [official website], contends that the amendment [Art. I §25], added to the Alaska Constitution in 1998, violates their due … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] released a report [report, PDF] on Monday finding that the use of fully autonomous weapons by militaries or law enforcement would be an affront to basic human rights and should be preemptively banned by international convention. The report, entitled "Shaking the Foundations: The … [read more]

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Monday ordered [judgment] Turkey to pay €90 million (USD $123 million) to Cyprus for invading the island in 1974. Thirty million euros are to be paid [AP report] in damages to relatives of the missing, and €60 million have … [read more]

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