World Legal News

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice ordered Sierra Leone on Thursday to immediately revoke a 2015 ban that prevented pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools. While banned from attending mainstream schools, pregnant girls were offered the opportunity to attend a separate school that operated only three days of the [...]

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China was named Wednesday as one of the worst jailers of journalists in 2019, with 48 journalists arrested this year. The report was compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which released a press statement detailing the basis for their investigation. The report also cites Turkey, which imprisoned 47 journalists in 2019. Journalists were [...]

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The European Commission proposed a Green Deal Plan aimed at sustainability for the European economy on Tuesday. The plan to tackle climate change is to “transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic [...]

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Former Mexican Secretary of Public Security Genaro Garcia Luna was arrested in the US Tuesday for accepting multimillion-dollar bribes to permit “El Chapo’s” Sinaloa Cartel to operate. Garcia Luna was essentially head of Mexican law enforcement from 2006-2012. He was apprehended in Dallas, Texas, and will face charges of three counts of cocaine trafficking conspiracy [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday started its first round of hearings in The Gambia’s case against Myanmar for alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority. This initial hearing will last three days and is focused on The Gambia’s request that the UN grant temporary measures to insure the protection of the Rohingya as [...]

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US Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Monday released the results of his investigation into the possible Russian interference with the 2016 election, finding that the investigation was conducted legitimately but that there were problems with its implementation. According to a DOJ statement, “During this review, the examined more than one million [...]

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