A French court Friday revoked the parental rights of eight individuals convicted for running a child prostitution ring earlier this week. Sixty-two men and women were convicted for offering forty-five children, ranging in age from six months to fifteen years, for sex from 1999 to 2002. The French court's decision will make the eight parents' [...]
S. 397, Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, passed by the US Senate on July 29, 2005 . Read the full text of the bill here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Energy Policy Act of 2005, passed by the US Senate on July 29, 2005 . Read the full text of the bill here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur to the United Nations Security-General, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, released on July 29, 2005 . Excerpt: The Sudanese justice system is unable and unwilling to address the situation in Darfur. This system has been significantly weakened during the last decade. Restrictive laws that [...]
Leading Friday's corporations and securities law news, the UK's Competition Commission has concluded that takeover bids from Euronext and Deutsche Boerse for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) would negatively affect competition. In its report, the commission said that either company would need to divest itself of its clearing services in order for its bid to [...]
AP is reporting that the US Senate has passed legislation designed to shield the firearms industry from lawsuits brought by victims of gun crimes. Democrats had opposed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act , saying the substantive threat to the gun industry from such suits was "miniscule" . The US House passed similar [...]
The US Senate passed a $14.5 billion energy bill Friday, a day after the House approved the same bill praised by the Bush administration as a way to increase domestic energy supplies but criticized by environmental groups as a gift to the oil industry. The 1,725-page bill , finalized after weeks of compromise between the [...]
The UN Human Rights Committee said Friday that the US will be late in submitting a report on its anti-terrorist measures, including the treatment of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay . The UN received a letter from US officials informing them that "they are not in a position to submit their report by [...]
The Italian Senate has approved a number of new anti-terrorism security measures drafted in response to the July 7 London bombings in an effort to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack in Italy. The new regulations make it a crime to prepare explosives for a terrorist attack or to train others on using explosives. [...]
A new report prepared at the instance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and released Friday criticizes the Sudanese government for its inaction in allowing sexual violence in the turbulent Darfur region to continue and for the lack of prosecutions against government supported forces accused in the attacks. International charity Medecins Sans [...]