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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 11 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The legal world is a busy place. The Philippines Office of the Ombudsman (OTO) has anti-graft and corruption charges Tuesday against former Philippines president Benigno Aquino III in con (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on Wednesday withdrew the foreign ministry's warning to the head of the UN International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) , Iván Velásque (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 7 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday passed bill S-226 , the "Magnitsky Act," which would allow for the Canadian government to take "restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals re (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 9 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The US Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved $51.35 billion in funding on Thursday for state and foreign appropriations , including $10 million to help fund the UN agency that (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Kenya's Supreme Court ruled 4-2 Friday to invalidate the recent presidential election. UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Thursday expressed grave concern for Rohingya Muslims in Myanma (More)
Deportation as a Crime Against Humanity
JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Khan discusses the potential deportation of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, and international documents' and treaties' prohibition on state actions like deportation...Threats of deportations are evo (More)
Thailand urged to revoke military police powers
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and several other rights groups on Tuesday urged Thailand to repeal an order granting sweeping police powers to the military, expressing concern that it will worsen human rights conditions. The law grants broad powers to (More)
Thailand military granted police powers
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday granted the military police powers to arrest and detain suspected criminals. The junta leader issued a decree called "Suppression of wrongdoings that could threaten Thai economy and society," (More)
Amnesty: Myanmar must utilize historic opportunity to change course on human rights
Amnesty International (AI) said Thursday that Myanmar's new government has been presented with a historic opportunity to change course on human rights, but that doing so would mean making a commitment to break away from its previous "deeply repress (More)
Thailand government accused of human rights violations
The Pheu Thai Party filed a complaint with the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Thursday over the detention of one of its key figures, Watana Muangsook accusing the government of serious human rights violations. Acting P (More)