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Environmental Personhood: Recent Developments and the Road Ahead
IntroductionA legal personality or a juristic personality is an entity other than a natural being which the law deems capable of holding such rights and duties which are normally accorded to human beings exclusively. The rights accorded can range (More)
Bolivia passes bill to hold new elections
Bolivia's interim President, Jeanine Anez, on Monday provided formal assent to legislation that would create a path to fresh elections.The bill was approved by both chambers of Bolivia's legislature on Saturday, and Anez announced that she would (More)
Bolivia president resigns amid election fraud allegations
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned on Sunday and left for Mexico on Monday amid violent protests following the release of an audit by the American Organization of States, which found "irregularities" in the October election. Morales was granted (More)
UN rights chief delivers global update focusing on role of climate change
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday opened the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council with an update on various human rights situations and the role of climate change.Bachelet stated that climate change affects eve (More)
Rome court sentences 24 South Americans to life for involvement in Operation Condor
An appeals court in Rome sentenced 24 people to life in prison on Monday, including senior officials in Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina's military dictatorships.The officials were found to have been involved in the US-bac (More)
HRW condemns Bolivia dismissal of judges
Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Bolivia on Monday of undermining judicial independence in the country by arbitrarily dismissing nearly 100 judges since 2017 and called for the Organization of American States (OAS) to address the issue.The organi (More)
Lake Erie Bill of Rights: Legally Flawed But Nonetheless Important
Toledo, Ohio residents last month overwhelmingly voted in favor of the innovative Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), an amendment to the city charter which declares Lake Erie has enforceable legal rights. What that vote signals may turn out to be more (More)
Bolivia electoral tribunal approves president's bid for reelection amid protests
Bolivia's Multinational Electoral Tribunal (OEP) announced late Tuesday that it had accepted current President Evo Morales' bid for reelection, sparking protests in La Paz and a general strike on Thursday.Morales is the first indigenous president (More)
ICJ rules Bolivia cannot force Chile to grant 'sovereign access' to Pacific Ocean
The International Court of Justice ruled on Monday that landlocked Bolivia cannot force neighboring, coastal Chile to grant it access to a portion of the Pacific Ocean Chile presently controls."The Court is unable to conclude, on the basis of th (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)
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