World Legal News

UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday condemned the Hungarian Parliament for passing legislation that criminalizes residents helping asylum-seekers, refugees and undocumented immigrants. The new legislation criminalizes numerous activities, “including distributing information on migration-related matters, providing advice to migrants and refugees, and conducting human rights monitoring at borders.” The authorities [...]

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The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the news service had uncovered regular instances of rape and other forms of sexual violence against Yemeni detainees by prison officials in secret prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The abuse has been reported in at least five prisons. The UAE has arrested “hundreds” of Yemeni [...]

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The EU’s General Court on Tuesday confirmed the European Parliament’s decision to recover nearly €300,000 (USD $347,550) in misused funds from former French presidential candidate and far-right politician Marine Le Pen . Le Pen was a member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2017. In 2016 the European Parliament investigated Le Pen, deciding that [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday affirmed a decision to freeze assets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s cousin, Rami Makhlouf. The ECJ referred to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1836 of 12 October 2015 that amended Decision 2013/255/CFSP discussing restrictive measures against Syria. Relying heavily on Article 27 and 28, a travel ban and asset [...]

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