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Terrorism and Normalcy: Law, Fear, and Rationality in US Policy
"I believe" is the one great word against metaphysical fear. Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West At least one thing is clear. Those terrorists who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks on certain Sri Lankan churches and hotels would have reso (More)
Former SS soldier, 94, appears in Münster juvenile court
The trial of a former SS watchman, aged 94, began Tuesday in a Münster juvenile court. German newspaper Die Welt reports that the man, whose name is not disclosed for legal reasons, is alleged to be complicit in the murders of 65,000 victims of S (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A US federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Liberian commander known as "Jungle Jabbah" to 30 years in prison for defrauding the US immigration authorities and lying about his role duri (More)
Germany prosecutor brings charges against former SS guard at Auschwitz
A Stuttgart Public Prosecutor brought charges Monday in a district court in Mannheim against a 94-year-old former Schutzstaffel (SS) guard of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp for aiding and abetting the murders committed in the camp. The (More)
Former Nazi SS officer dies before serving a four-year jail term
Authorities in Germany have announced [Der Spiegel report, in German] the death of Oskar Groening, a former Nazi SS officer who was known as "the bookkeeper of Auschwitz." Groening was sentenced last November to four years in prison for being an acc (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 December 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday in favor of the Yukon First Nations in their action to fight the Yukon government's proposed plan to allow further economic development of the Peel Wa (More)
Former Nazi guard found fit to serve four-year sentence
The Higher Regional Court in Celle, Germany, on Wednesday ruled that Oskar Groening, a former Auschwitz guard known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz," is not too elderly to serve a four-year prison sentence. The now 96-year-old former Nazi SS guard (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 16 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Office of the Attorney General of Indonesia announced Thursday that it would rescind a policy that banned lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals from becoming employees (More)
Germany court determines Auschwitz medic unfit to stand trial
The Neubrandenburg state court announced on Tuesday that it is ending the trial of former SS medic Hubert Zafke after experts determined he is unfit to stand trial because of his dementia. Zafke, 96, was charged with 3,621 counts of accessory to m (More)
Austria court convicts man for violating anti-nazi laws with Facebook post
An Austrian court in the District of Feldkirch found a man guilty of violating the country's anti-Nazi laws on Monday for his claims that the mass killing of Jews in gas chambers is a fictitious story. Austria's Prohibition Act of 1947 provided a l (More)
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