World Legal News

SW1994 / Pixabay

The US State Department on Monday designated four more Chinese news organizations as foreign missions. The move signals a downturn in the US-Chinese relationship and raises the total to nine organizations that have received that label from the State Department this year. In a press release from the State Department’s spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, the department [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Gerry & Bonni)

A separatist group in Yemen on Saturday led a coup on the island of Socotra, deposing the government forces previously stationed there. The move represents growing fractures within the broader Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, which supports the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the ongoing conflict against the radical [...]

READ MORE

The French Constitutional Court on Thursday reversed most of an online hate speech law, known as the ‘Avia Law,’ which was passed by the French National Assembly on May 13. “The requesting senators argue that these provisions would have been in violation of Article 45 of the Constitution,” says the ruling. “These provisions would impose [...]

READ MORE
© Wikimedia (Razvan Orendovici)

The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that Hungary’s Law on the Transparency of Organisations Supported from Abroad (Transparency Law) infringed upon European Union (EU) law. In 2017, Hungary adopted a rule that organizations had to register with the Hungarian courts as “an organization in receipt of support from abroad” when donations sent to [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (White House)

The US Departments of Treasury and State announced Wednesday that the Trump administration was imposing new sanctions on individuals and entities supporting the Assad regime in Syria. These actions were taken both under the Caesar Act and Executive Orders 13894, 13582 and 13573. According to the press release, the sanctions are intended to “hold the murderous [...]

READ MORE