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The Third Criminal Senate of Germany’s Federal Court of Justice on Monday made public its decision to reject a Free Syrian Army member’s appeal against his conviction for war crimes, attempted homicide, torture, and membership of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Stuttgart Higher Regional Court sentenced Fares A.B. to 12 years in [...]

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The lower house of Poland’s parliament voted 228-216 to narrowly pass a media reform legislation on Wednesday that the US Department of State fears will “significantly weaken the media environment the Polish people have worked so long to build.” Stating that he is “deeply troubled” by the legislation, Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasised the importance of media freedom [...]

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The top criminal court in Spain archived a case on Thursday involving genocide allegations against the leader of Western Sahara’s independence movement. The case involved a complaint filed in 2008 against thirteen Moroccan soldiers of the Polisario Front and their leader Brahim Ghali for genocide, murder, injuries, illegal detention, terrorism, torture, and abductions. These crimes [...]

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The EU published conclusions on the new “Globally Connected Europe Strategy,” an infrastructure strategy set to rival China’s “Belt and Road” initiative on Monday. This came following a co-operation pledge between the EU G7 nations along with the rest of the elite forum’s members. These conclusions are set to build upon the 2018 Joint Communication [...]

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The UK Supreme Court delivered a judgement on Friday which overturned the convictions of four defendants who blockaded an East London arms fair. The main legal question before the Court concerned the relationship of criminal law with the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly, as covered by Articles 10 and 11 [...]

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A crowd of 60,000 Spaniards took the streets of Madrid Sunday in order to protest the government’s pardon of 12 Catalan separatist politicians who led the 2017 unilateral independence movement. The demonstrators in attendance mainly came from the far-right populist party Vox, while representatives from the conservative popular and center-right parties were also present together [...]

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The European Commission, in cooperation with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, opened a formal antitrust investigation Friday into whether Facebook has breached EU competition law. According to Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, who is responsible for EU competition policy, over seven million firms use Facebook for advertisements. The investigation comes as a result of [...]

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The European Court of Human rights ruled Tuesday that Britain’s GCHQ secret service violated the Article 8 right to privacy and Article 10 right to freedom of expression by obtaining communications data from communications service providers. The ruling comes following the complaints of journalists and human rights organizations over the bulk interception of communications, the [...]

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According to a press release on Monday, Sweden’s Supreme Court has established that posing with a dead body during armed conflict constitutes a war crime. This comes following an array of judgements contemplating whether the term protected persons under the Act on Criminal Responsibility for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes covers dead persons. The [...]

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