World Legal News

The European Parliament voted down a highly-debated copyright bill Thursday, which would have made sweeping changes to the copyright regulation of online media. It was a bill big firms such as Google and Facebook argued would stifle creativity and sharing, as it aimed to regulate these companies’ monitoring more closely for infringements. License holders — publishers, [...]

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France’s Constitutional Council ruled  Friday that a farmer who aided migrants crossing France’s border with Italy was immune from prosecution because he operated on the principle of “fraternity” during the course of his actions. According to the council, this is the first time they have “held that fraternity is a principle with constitutional value,” citing [...]

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The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee  on Wednesday called for  for the Human Rights Council (HRC) to support an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC)  into alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya community. “I strongly recommend the persons allegedly responsible for the violations of international human rights law and [...]

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The American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) filed a lawsuit in the US Court of International Trade  on Wednesday against the United States and US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan against steel tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump in March. The lawsuit seeks an order from the court enjoining the US from [...]

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Judge Dana Sabraw of the US District Court for the Southern District of California issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) practice of separating detained immigrant families. The court found “the extraordinary measure of a class-wide injunction warranted” since “the facts set forth before the court portray reactive governance — [...]

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