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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)
Forty-eight former Argentine officers sentenced for 'dirty war' killings
An Argentine judicial panel on Wednesday sentenced 29 former officials to life in prison, and 19 to between 8-25 years for murder and torture during the junta's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The sentenci (More)
Argentina sentences former judges for crimes against humanity
A Mendoza court sentenced four former federal judges to life in prison for crimes against humanity carried out during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship. The judges were originally tried as accomplices for failure to investigate [Mendoza Post repo (More)
Argentina court convicts military officers of human rights violations during dictatorship
An Argentine federal court concluded a human rights trial on Thursday against military officers during the dictatorship era. The court in Córdoba, Argentina, acquitted five defendants and sentenced 28 to life and 10 to between two-and-a-half and 21 (More)
Former Argentina dictator, military leaders sentenced to prison for Operation Condor
Argentina's last dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, and other former military officers were sentenced to prison on Friday for their roles in Operation Condor in the 1970s. The criminal court in Buenos Aires, composed of judges Adrián Grünberg, Óscar Amiran (More)
France high court stays extradition of Argentine ex-police officer
France's highest appeals court on Wednesday overturned a lower court decision to seek the extradition of a former police officer to Argentina for alleged crimes against humanity during the country's "dirty war." The Cour de Cassation ruled that th (More)
Argentina ex-dictator receives additional sentence
A Buenos Aires court on Tuesday handed down a 23-year prison sentence to Reynaldo Bignone , the last Argentinian military president of the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship, for the kidnapping and torture of 32 factory workers. The court held Bignone (More)
Supreme Court rules for Daimler in Argentina human rights case
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Daimer AG v. Bauman that DaimlerChrysler AG (Daimler) does not have to face suit in California for alleged human rights violations by a subsidiary that took place entirely in Argentina. The US Court of Appea (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments on affirmative action, suing foreign corporations
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases Tuesday, including an affirmative action case and a case on suing foreign corporations in US courts. In Daimler AG v. Bauman [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on "wh (More)
Chile high court approves extradition of former Argentine judge
The Supreme Court of Chile on Wednesday approved the extradition of former Argentine judge, Otilio Romano, for human rights crimes. Romano fled to Chile two years ago to avoid trial for his alleged involvement in more than 100 crimes against humanit (More)
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