World Legal News

Thailand’s Constitutional Court dissolved the Future Forward Party on Friday and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years. The party was charged with violations of election laws by taking a 191 million baht loan from the party’s billionaire leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The decision, which leaves open the possibility that the elections commission [...]

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A Cairo Criminal Court acquitted two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak of stock exchange manipulation Friday. The court acquitted six other individuals of the same charges. Officials arrested Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, in September of 2018 as part of an ongoing stock exchange manipulation investigation that began in 2012. An Egyptian court [...]

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Human rights organization Amnesty International sent an open letter to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday, requesting a meeting to discuss solutions to the country’s current human rights crisis. For more than 40 years, Amnesty has reported on human rights violations in Mexico. Since the inauguration of the current president, there have been [...]

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An Iranian Revolutionary court on Wednesday upheld the sentences of eight environmental advocates accused of spying for the US. The conservationists—six men and two women, including American citizen Morad Tahbaz—received jail sentences of four to 10 years. Human Rights Watch criticized the judgment, stating that there was no evidence to support the convictions and sentences.

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Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan resigned Thursday after facing pressure from lawyer associations over controversial statements about the supreme court bench. The controversial statements were expunged from court records. Khan reportedly made the statements while representing the federal government in a case against Justice Faez Isa before the supreme court. Isa is on trial [...]

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The German Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that would require major social media platforms to report hate speech to the police. Under the current legislation, the 2018 Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), platforms such as Facebook are obliged to remove illegal content within 24 hours, otherwise they would be faced with fines up to 50 [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Al Hassan, an Islamic militant from Mali, that his charges were not severe enough to justify action in the ICC. According to a judgment summary, the court found that there was sufficient initial validity for the charges of war crimes and crimes against [...]

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