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Hungary lawmakers repeal powers granted to prime minister to fight COVID-19
Hungary's Parliament voted unanimously Tuesday to repeal powers granted to Prime Minister Viktor Orban to fight COVID-19.Parliament passed a law on March 30 that granted Orban the power to rule by decree. This power was granted to fight COVID-19, (More)
The German Constitutional Court vs the European Court of Justice: The Fracturing of the European Legal Order?
“ shot from the back through the chest and into the eye” was how one commentator described it. On May 2, 2020, Germany’s highest constitutional court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, delivered a judgment that sent shivers through the political and lega (More)
Outer Space: A Victim of Power Competition?
While the world was grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing Americans to have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space. This move by the US (More)
Some EU countries agree to take in child migrants in Greece
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Monday that France, Portugal, Luxembourg, Finland and Germany will take in minor migrants that are currently in Greece, where refugee camps are "already over the limit".Von der Leyen no (More)
Supreme Court rejects lower court's decision reviving lawsuit against Iran's Central Bank
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a lower court's ruling that Iranian assets held outside of the US could be seized to satisfy a judgment issued in the US against Iran.The suit involves family members of US troops killed in the 1983 bombing (More)
US charges daughter of late Uzbek president with bribery and corruption
Officials from the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Department of Justice (DOJ), IRS and Homeland Security announced the filing of a four-count criminal indictment against Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the former president (More)
UN member states adopt Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
Delegates from 164 UN member states assembled in Marrakech, Morrocco, to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration on Monday. The compact reaffirms the signing nations' commitment to protecting the human rights of migrants and (More)
European Commission brings six countries to court over air pollution
The European Commission announced on Thursday that they will be referring France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and the UK to the European Court of Justice over air quality.France, Germany and the UK are being referred to the court due to e (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 13 January 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Luxembourg Court of Cassation on Thursday reversed the conviction of "LuxLeaks" whistleblower Antoine Deltour who had leaked thousands of documents revealing tax breaks for major companie (More)
Luxembourg high court reverses conviction of whistleblower
The Luxembourg Court of Cassation on Thursday reversed the conviction of "LuxLeaks" whistleblower Antoine Deltour who had leaked thousands of documents revealing tax breaks for major companies.Deltour, an employee at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), (More)
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