A Netherlands court Monday set aside amnesty and decided to continue the pre-trial detention of a Dutch ex-army member suspected of war crimes, including the murder of civilians during Suriname’s internal war. The 55-year-old Suriname-born Dutchman was arrested in Amsterdam in October 2021 on the basis of an investigation that indicated he murdered several Surinamese [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Thursday found Russia violated Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights when it extradited one of its citizens from the Czech Republic. Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights grants individuals rights, stating that “veryone has the right to liberty and security of person. No [...]

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The Supreme Court of Cyprus overturned Monday the conviction of a British woman found guilty of allegedly faking a claim that she was gang-raped in the island-nation. The then 19-year-old British woman was found guilty in January 2020 of public mischief on grounds that she made a false claim of being gang-raped by 12 Israeli [...]

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The Financial Times reported Monday that hundreds of German publishers, advertisers and media and industry groups have submitted a 108-page complaint to the European Union’s Commissioner for Competition, arguing that Google’s plan to replace third party cookies with alternatives for ad tracking breaches EU competition law. They are concerned that this action will critically impact [...]

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Barbados swore in its first ever president on Tuesday, becoming a republic 55 years after the island first gained independence. Queen Elizabeth was formerly the head of state of Barbados. However, Barbados swore in its first president, Sandra Mason, on Tuesday. This ended nearly 400 years of British rule. With Prince Charles present for the [...]

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The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) warned Thursday that a legislative proposal from November 2020 risks damaging the individual fundamental rights of European Union citizens. The proposals comprise four existing statutes, with a fifth proposal for a “Data Act” expected to be presented soon. They collectively aim to facilitate further use and sharing of personal data between [...]

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Poland’s government released a statement Sunday reminding doctors that there are exceptions to the country’s strict abortion laws, such as when a pregnant woman’s life is at risk. The statement follows several recent protests following the pregnancy-related death of a 30-year-old woman in a Polish hospital. According to the Polish government, under the Act of 1993 [...]

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The High Court of Australia found on Wednesday that the higher tax rate for working holiday makers breached a treaty with the UK and was discriminatory. In December 2016, the Australian Parliament established a new tax rate applicable to persons holding working holiday visas, added to the Income Tax Rates Acts 1986. This meant that individuals [...]

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Lufthansa and easyJet have gained backing from the EU General Court for their acquisitions of insolvent German carrier Air Berlin’s assets four years ago. In 2016, Air Berlin implemented a restructuring plan that included entering an agreement with Lufthansa in order to sublet aircraft and crew. However, the loss of financial support loans granted to [...]

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The United Nations Human Rights Council deemed Thursday the detention of environmental lawyer and the United States national Steven Donzinger was illegal. In February 2011, a court in Ecuador found Chevron Corporation liable for causing severe environmental and health damage to the Amazon rainforest by deliberately discharging billions of gallons of oil waste onto indigenous ancestral lands [...]

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