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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The UK Court of Appeal ruled this week that software is not a good, overruling the lower court opinion. UN human rights experts expressed concern Friday over the diminishing health of Jia (More)
Amnesty warns China's new Supervision Law 'a systematic threat to human rights'
Amenesty International on Tuesday warned that China's new Supervision Law is a "systemic threat to human rights." The stated purpose of the new law is to centralize local and provincial supervision bodies in order to limit corruption. However, Amn (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 17 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Peru's Congress voted [La República report, in Spanish] by a wide margin on Thursday to begin impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for a second time in three month (More)
China announces measures to aid in anti-graft campaign
China's National People's Congress on Sunday added supervisory commissions and announced that it will reform China's criminal code, both measures aimed at furthering in the government's anti-graft campaign. During the first session of the 13th Nat (More)
Maldives high court annuls order to release political prisoners hours after justices arrested
Three justices of the Maldives Supreme Court on Tuesday annulled a controversial ruling the court had issued last Thursday that required the government to immediately release a number of political prisoners. The reversal came a few hours after g (More)
UN rights chief: sanctions limiting North Korea aid efforts
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported Monday that sanctions against the People's Democratic Republic on North Korea have a negative effect on aid efforts. High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told the UN Security Council that 13 m (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 9 December 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The High Court of South Africa ruled Friday that President Jacob Zuma's appointment of a State Prosecutor who would decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against was invalid. Arg (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 28 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on seven individuals and three organizations for human rights abuses in connection with the US State Departm (More)
China Communist Party adds section to party constitution
The Communist Party of China amended their constitution Tuesday to add a section titled "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era." The party's "absolute" leadership over the military, the fight against corruption, (More)
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