World Legal News

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a Cambodian court that receives aid through the UN, convicted Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other violations of the Geneva Convention on Friday.  The crimes were committed during Cambodia’s Democratic Kampuchea period from April 1975 to January 1979. The court referred to Nuon, the former Deputy [...]

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Mexico’s highest court ruled on Thursday that the country’s recently enacted military policing law was unconstitutional. Mexico passed the controversial Internal Security Law in December 2017, establishing a legal framework for employing the national army and navy in place of civilian police forces in order to combat increasing violence in the country. Legislators argued at [...]

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A federal judge on Thursday ruled that US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against a Russian firm accused of interfering with the 2016 presidential race can move forward. This ruling follows Concord Management and Consulting, LLC’s (Concord) indictment back in February. Concord was charged with conspiring to defraud the United States by funding an organization that entered [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that the repeated arrests of Russian lawyer and political activist Alexei Navalny were politically motivated and a violation of his rights. Navalny stated that he is happy with the outcome but expects Russia to ignore the ruling. Navalny is a political activist, anti-corruption advocate and blogger. The [...]

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Rosmah Mansour, wife of ousted Malaysian prime Minister Najib Razak, was formally charged Wednesday, along with three others, on two counts of corruption at the Kuala Lampur Sessions Court. Early last month Mansour pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of corruption and money laundering. Her husband was charged with similar crimes in July. These charges [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that a UK backup power scheme was illegal. The scheme involved “remunerating electricity capacity providers in exchange for their commitment to provide electricity or reduce or delay their electricity consumption during times of system stress.” In its ruling, the ECJ found that the power scheme constituted illegal [...]

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Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned the execution of two financial criminals in Iran, calling it an “unfair TV show trial.” “Use of the death penalty is appalling under any circumstances,” said Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director, Philip Luther. “ut it is even more horrific given that these men were convicted [...]

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The UK Supreme Court ruled Thursday against pharmaceutical company Pfizer in a patent case over its drug Lyrica. The case involved secondary usage of a known and patented pharmaceutical compound—applying an already patented pharmaceutical compound to a new use. The case was a matter of patent infringement over a chemical known by the technical name of: [...]

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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled Tuesday that Guyana’s cross-dressing ban was unconstitutional. The appeal was brought by  Quincy McEwan and Seon Clarke, who were arrested in 2009 because McEwan was dressed in a pink shirt and a pair of tights along with a black hair piece and Clarke was wearing slippers, a jersey [...]

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