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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 7 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday passed bill S-226 , the "Magnitsky Act," which would allow for the Canadian government to take "restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals re (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 30 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A Vietnamese Court began issuing verdicts and sentences Friday in an ongoing anti-corruption case for members of Ocean Bank, with former CEO Nguyen Xuan Son being sentenced to death for embez (More)
UN opens treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons for signature
The UN opened a treaty for signature on Wednesday prohibiting a wide range of nuclear weapon-related actions. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted during a UN conference in July by a vote of 122 to 1. The treaty acknowl (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 16 September 2017
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Friday that the Trump administration cannot withhold grants to so-called "sanctuary cities," issuing a nationwide inju (More)
International Justice is Blind to the Mutilation of Soldiers
JURIST Guest Columnist Surya Rajkumar of O.P. Jindal Global University, discusses the prospects of relief for victims of violence in the Kashmir dispute ... On the 1st of May 2017, the mutilated bodies of two personnel of the Indian Border Security (More)
France court refuses to extradite former Kosovo prime minister
A French court on Thursday refused an extradition request for former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj , who is facing war crime charges in Serbia. The court released Haradinaj shortly thereafter giving the parties five days to appeal. The Se (More)
Japan court finds government and TEPCO liable for Fukushima nuclear disaster
The Maebashi District Court ruled that the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) are liable for professional negligence in their security maintenance at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The two parties have been ordered to pay (More)
Zimbabwe court dismisses challenge to Mugabe presidency
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court rejected a case on Wednesday alleging that President Robert Mugabe is unfit to hold office because of his age, holding that the applicant failed to follow proper court filing procedures. Mugabe, who has been in office (More)
Trump's Immigration Order Signals Sharp Departure from Other Post-WWII Presidents
JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Hu of Washington and Lee University School of Law, discusses President Trump's break from post-WWII precedent on refugee policy ...As "leader of the free world," every post-World War II US President has expressed some (More)
Europe rights chief denounces Belgium prison conditions
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights , Nils Muiznieks, criticized prisons in Belgium Friday for their "rapidly deteriorat living conditions. This statement, posted to Facebook , comes during a three-week strike by prison workers throu (More)