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UN rights council calls on Venezuela to accept aid and investigate human rights situation
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution calling on Venezuela to accept humanitarian assistance and requesting a comprehensive report on the country's human rights situation. The Council called on the government of t (More)
ICC sentences former Congo VP for witness tampering
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday sentenced  former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba  to 12 months in prison and issued a $350,000 fine for bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial in 2016. (More)
UN rights office expresses concern over treatment of peaceful protesters in DRC
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  expressed concern  Friday over the "violent suppression of peaceful protests" by opposing political parties and the police in anticipation of the Democratic Republic of the C (More)
UK appeals court expands legal advice privilege
The UK Court of Appeal overturned  a lower court ruling on Wednesday, broadening the country's understanding of what may be protected from litigation under the legal advice privilege. The Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) was compelled (More)
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announces US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council
US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Halley announced on Tuesday that the US will be withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council . Haley accused the Human Rights Council of protecting human rights abusers and being a "cesspool of politic (More)
ICC orders release of Congolese ex-vice president
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday decided to release Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo , the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While Bemba's conviction of crimes against the administration of justice still s (More)
ICC appeals chamber acquits former Congolese politician of war crimes
The International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber acquitted former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and military leader Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo Friday on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In 2016, B (More)
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)
UN rights chief urges Democratic Republic of Congo to allow peaceful assembly
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Monday said the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) violated human rights law after a report emerged that the DRC severely restricted and violently suppressed the right to freedom o (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 3 March 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: A judge for the Superior Court of Massachusetts ruled that Massachusetts' attorney general Maura Healey will not be barred by sovereign immunity from bringing a lawsuit against Pennsylvania Hig (More)