World Legal News

Nippon Steel filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Toyota Motor infringed on a patent for non-oriented magnetic steel sheets used in electric vehicles. The Japanese steelmaker is suing for compensation totaling 20 billion yen ($177 million). Nippon has also named public-listed Chinese steelmaker Baoshan Iron & Steel in the lawsuit for producing and supplying the allegedly [...]

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Singapore’s media regulator, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), canceled Friday the license of a local news site for failure to disclose all its sources of funding in its 2020 annual declaration. The Online Citizen (TOC) was founded 15 years ago and often publishes stories that were critical of the government, one of which recently led [...]

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The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced Thursday new media restrictions that may result in citizens who subscribe to “extremist” social media channels receiving up to seven years imprisonment. The Main Directorate for Fighting Organized Crime (GUBOP), a ministerial body in the country, announced that generalists sites that include extremist activities, including encrypted communication platforms like [...]

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The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) held Tuesday that Paraguay had violated the indigenous community’s rights and sense of “home” by not taking any measures to prevent and control the toxic contamination of traditional lands due to the intensive use of pesticides by nearby commercial farms. The community has decided to file the case before [...]

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The European Commission published Wednesday the “EU’s Arctic Strategy” outlining the EU’s goals within the arctic. These aims include prohibiting future mining of oil, coal, and gas in Arctic regions, given the current climate crisis. The Arctic Strategy states, “The EU is committed to ensuring that oil, coal, and gas stay in the ground, including in [...]

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The Rights and Security International (RSI), a human rights advocacy group, published on Wednesday the second of two reports calling for the immediate repatriation of women and children held in the al Hol and Roj detention camps in northeast Syria. According to the RSI report, an estimated 12,000 people from countries outside of Iraq and [...]

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The UN Human Rights Office, represented by spokesperson Marta Hurtado, deemed on Tuesday that Libyan security forces had used “unnecessary and disproportionate” force to detain African migrants when those that had attempted to escape were fatally shot. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) requested an inquiry into the violence perpetrated by [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a female law graduate in northeast Afghanistan reports on local conditions for women under the Taliban. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding our correspondent’s name and [...]

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Over 100 countries adopted the Kunming Declaration on Wednesday at the first part of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The declaration aims to reverse the present loss of biodiversity around the world and to implement a path recovery by 2030. The declaration highlighted the [...]

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