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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 23 September 2017

[JURIST] Here's the international legal news we covered this week:

Transport for London (TfL) [official website] on Friday announced [motice, PDF] that it will not issue a private hire operator license to Uber London Limited to operate in London.
The UN Security Council [official website] voted Thursday to establish an investigation [UN press release] into the Islamic State over possible war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq.
A judge for the UK's Court of Protection [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Wednesday that there is no obligation for judicial consent to end care of patients in a permanent vegetative state.
Numerous raids on government and corporate headquarters in the Catalonia region of Spain, which includes the city of Barcelona [official website] and has a population around 7.5 million, have led to widespread protesting and increasing tension [BBC report] between police and civilians.
British Prime Minister Theresa May [official profile] told the UN General Assembly [official website] Wednesday that Internet companies must increase efforts to remove terrorist content from their online sites to prevent widespread distribution.
The UN opened a treaty [text, PDF] for signature on Wednesday prohibiting a wide range of nuclear weapon-related actions.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres [official profile] on Tuesday called on [press release] public and private bodies worldwide to further incorporate women into their economies for the sake of a more peaceful and sustainable future.
In a speech [text] before the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres [official profile] warned the body of increasing political and social tension and instability around the world, urging respect for international humanitarian law.
Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] released a report [text] on Monday detailing the violence carried out by the Ethiopian security forces during the Irreecha festival, the annual harvest celebration observed by the country's ethnic Oromo people.
The Moscow Meshchansky court rejected a lawsuit [Moscow Times report] Monday filed by a relative of Raoul Wallenberg, seeking to access uncensored documents concerning Wallenberg's death in Soviet captivity.
Jared Genser, lawyer for detained Baquer and Siamak Namazi, on Monday released the opinion [text, PDF] from the UN Working Group on arbitrary detention [official website], which concluded that Iran was illegally detaining the father and son without legitimate reason.
Indian officials in Delhi indicated Monday that they have not received any data from China for the Brahmaputra river this monsoon season, in violation of an agreement [text] signed between the two countries in 2013.
Iraq's Federal Supreme Court [official website, in Arabic] on Monday temporarily suspended [press release, in Arabic] the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) [official website] independence referendum vote [NPR report] that was set to take place September 25.

The move follows [JURIST report] the Council of Iraq's [official website] vote on Tuesday that denied [official summary, Arabic] the referendum petition of Kurdistan to permit its independence.

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