World Legal News

Vice Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Chancery Court ruled Friday against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in his legal battle to change the board of directors of Citgo. Citgo, an American Petroleum refinery company, has been wholly owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) since 1990. PDVSA is the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas [...]

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The Netherlands’ Partial Ban on Face-Covering Clothing Act went into effect on Thursday but is expected to be rendered ineffective as both Dutch police and transport companies have expressed reluctance to enforce the law. Commonly referred to as a “burqa ban,” the Act prohibits the wearing of full-face helmets, ski masks, balaclavas, niqabs and burqas [...]

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The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released a midyear report Tuesday detailing the 3,812 civilian casualties in Afghanistan since January 1, 2019. According to this report, Afghan forces and their allies killed 717 civilians, while the Taliban and other militant groups have killed 531 civilians. The report noted a 27 percent decrease in civilian [...]

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A Hong Kong court charged 44 protesters with rioting Wednesday due to their involvement in Sunday protests. The peaceful sit-in in a park became “running battles between black-clad demonstrators and police.” They are the first to be charged since protests over the extradition bill began. The defendants were released on bail. Most were ordered to [...]

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The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada declined to move election day despite requests from the Orthodox Jewish Community. Section 56.1 of the Canada Elections Act stipulates that general elections are to be held on the third Monday of October of the fourth year since the last general election. The Chief Electoral Officer has broad discretion [...]

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