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English and Northern Irish courts reject legal challenges to suspension of Parliament
Courts in England and Northern Ireland have rejected challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament, both holding that the act was a political matter in which the courts could not intervene. An English co (More)
Scotland appeals court rules PM's prorogation of parliament is unlawful
Scotland's Inner House of the Court of Session held Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament was unlawful. Prorogation involves the suspension of Parliament without dissolving the body, and it must (More)
UK court allows police use of facial recognition technology
The UK's High Court ruled Wednesday that police use of facial recognition technology was legal and did not violate the Human Rights Act or Data Protection legislation. The central issue in this case was the South Wales Police's (SWP) trial use of (More)
UK High Court rules for government in Investigatory Powers Act case
The High Court ruled Monday for the government against Liberty, a UK Civil Rights Group, in a case about government surveillance. Liberty brought this case to challenge the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The Act gave various agencies within the UK (More)
Scandals Target the Pakistan Judiciary
Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), a political party that has ruled the country off and on in the past three decades, has released an audio-video montage claiming that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) judge, who convicted and sentenced former Pr (More)
Hong Kong Ruling Strengthens Rights Protection on Same-Sex Relations
Nearly 120 years after Hong Kong made sodomy punishable by a possible life sentence, a recent court ruling marks a further step toward completely decriminalizing same-sex relations. In 2007, Hong Kong scrapped its British-era sodomy law. But, for (More)
UK appeals court holds government illegally sold arms to Saudi Arabia
The UK Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Campaign Against Arms Trade on Thursday, finding that a 2016 shift in policy resulted in illegal sales of arms to Saudi Arabia. The UK's arms export policy, which was set out in the 2014  Consolidated E (More)
New France law bans use of analytics to determine judge behavior
The French government has amended Article 33 of the Justice Reform Act to prohibit the use of data analytics on judge behavior. The new law specifically prohibits: "The identity data of magistrates and members of the judiciary cannot be reused wit (More)
Serbia Introduced the Life Sentence without Parole, Despite its International Obligations
On Tuesday, May 21, the Serbian National Assembly passed the Criminal Code amendment which introduced significant changes into the criminal justice system, out of which the most controversial one is the sentence to life imprisonment without the possi (More)
UK Supreme Court rules intelligence activities subject to judicial review
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that decisions by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) are subject to judicial review.  Prior to the ruling, IPT decisions could only be appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. The IPT was establ (More)
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