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For What It's Worth: Homage to George Floyd
1.  There's something happening here; What it is ain't exactly clearOn Sunday, May 31, 2020, I posted on my Facebook that we should expect the repression to come soon. And almost like predictable clockwork, the repression started the next day. We (More)
German court rules against taxi-hailing app
A German court on Tuesday ruled against the legality of the taxi-hailing app Mytaxi . Mytaxi began offering cab rides for half the regular price in several cities if customers agreed to an electronic payment method instead of cash. According to the (More)
France sets trial date for Uber executives
French officials on Tuesday ordered the trial of two senior executives for Uber Technologies on allegations of maintaining an illegal taxi service. Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and Thibaud Simphal , general managers for Western Europe and France respec (More)
France police acquitted for teen deaths that triggered 2005 riots
A French court on Monday cleared two police officers accused in the 2005 deaths of two teenagers outside Paris that sparked weeks of riots throughout the country. The court in Rennes ruled that officers Sebastien Gaillemin and Stephanie Klein were (More)
Haiti court allows trial of former dictator for crimes against humanity
A Haitian appellate court ruled on Thursday that former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier [CBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] can be charged under international law with crimes against humanity committed during his rule. Haitian authorities (More)
Canada Supreme Court upholds hate speech laws
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Wednesday that limitations on free speech with regards to hate speech are constitutionally valid. Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms , every Canadian is entitled to "freedom of thought, belief, opin (More)
Ivory Coast charges two more ex-president allies with genocide
The Ivory Coast [BBC News backgrounder; JURIST news archive] justice ministry announced Tuesday that two allies of former president Laurent Gbagbo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] have been charged with genocide relating to the months of post-elec (More)
France court to try 2 officers over teen deaths that sparked 2005 riots
Two French police officers who chased three teens into a power substation, resulting in two of their deaths from electrocution, will stand trial on criminal charges, lawyers said Friday. The officers are charged with "non-assistance to a person in d (More)
France prosecutors seek to drop police charges over 2005 riot deaths
French judges may drop charges against two police officers who chased three teen boys into a power substation where two of the teens died after being electrocuted, according to Friday reports . The two officers were charged in 2007 with "non-assist (More)
France deportation of Roma migrants reflects long-standing policy
Delphine Perrin [Research Fellow, Migration Policy Centre/CARIM Project at the European University Institute]: "In July 2010, the death of a young man killed by gendarmes when he was trying to break a roadblock was followed by two days of riots by me (More)
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