TIP: Enclosing your search terms in quotes may help you find better results.

Legal News
30 Jan 2016
by Emelina Perez

The Prosecutor's Office of Sao Paulo has subpoenaed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva [BBC profile] as they investigate a possible money laundering scheme linked to the Petrobras [corporate website] scandal. Prosecutors in the Petrobras investigation allege that businesses paid a total of over USD $2 billion [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jan 2016
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [official website] on Sunday released a report [text] outlining serious flaws in the Iranian electoral system which they say are damaging prospects for free and fair parliamentary elections on February 26th. The report states that this is due to Iranian authorities not allowing the majority … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jan 2016
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

Brazil's Federal Police have accused seven people and three companies of environmental crimes in its probe into the major Fundão dam collapse that occurred on November 5. The collapse, which has been termed the worst environmental disaster in the nation's history, released a flood of sludge burying rural villages, killing … [read more]


Legal News
28 Dec 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Italian cities Milan and Rome on Monday restricted [BBC report] the use of cars, motor cycles, and scooters as smog levels have increased. Experts believe that the unseasonably dry and calm weather contributed to the increased smog pollution. Restrictions in Milan ban motor vehicles for six hours a day … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Brazil's Supreme Court [official website, in Portuguese] on Thursday ruled [transcript, PDF] on two measures to set the stage for impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff [BBC backgrounder]. The first ruling requires the re-formation of a congressional committee set up to guide Rousseff's impeachment through Congress. The committee, set … [read more]


Legal News
13 Dec 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST]US President Barack Obama [official website] on Saturday applauded [press release] the new climate change agreement reached Friday at the Paris summit. The agreement was reached during the twenty-first annual conference of parties, known as COP21 [official website]. He stated that the agreement could be a turning point for the … [read more]


Legal News
9 Dec 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The Federal Supreme Court of Brazil [official website] on Wednesday suspended impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff [BBC profile] until the court can determine the constitutional validity of a secret ballot. The vote is to determine whether the congressional committee appointed to carry out the impeachment is stacked with … [read more]


Legal News
7 Dec 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The Armenian Electoral Commission [official website, Armenian] on Monday announced [Asbarez report] that Armenia's constitution will be amended as a result of Sunday's referendum. However, opposition MP's and independent European observers have alleged serious irregularities [BBC report] in the voting process, stating that fraud was a possibility. MP's from … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2015
by Matthew Santiago

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] stated [press release] Saturday that various UN organizations will sponsor a summit in 2016 to promote progress in addressing worldwide climate issues. During the UN climate change conference (COP21) [official website], the secretary-general announced that organizations such as the World Bank and the … [read more]


Legal News
4 Dec 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment on Thursday spoke [press release] at the Paris Climate Conference, reminding all nations that environmental issues are human rights issues. The conference includes 190 nations discussing a new universal agreement that would work to reduce greenhouse gas to … [read more]


Legal News
3 Dec 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Impeachment proceedings were opened against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff [BBC profile] on Wednesday for allegations of violating fiscal laws and manipulating finances. Rousseff's political enemy and speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha [official profile, in Portuguese] accepted a request [JURIST report] from opposition lawyers to begin the … [read more]


Legal News
30 Nov 2015
by Alonso Diaz

Stockholm's district court on Friday, ruled against [press release, in Swedish] forcing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block The Pirate Bay and Swefilmer, a file sharing and streaming website, respectively. The plaintiffs, Swedish Film Industry, Nordisk Film, Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music, filed suit against Bredbandsbolaget, the second … [read more]


Legal News
29 Nov 2015
by Alonso Diaz

Brazil's Minster of Natural Environment said Friday that the country's government plans to sue BHP Billiton Ltd., Vale SA, and Samarco Mineração SA for USD $5.24 billion for damages caused by a dam collapse at an iron ore site the two co-own. The iron ore site, Samarco Mineração SA, is … [read more]


Legal News
26 Nov 2015
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

Brazil's highest court, on Wednesday, ordered [Reuters report] the arrest of André Esteves [official profile], the chief executive of the country's largest investment bank, and that of Delcídio do Amaral, a powerful senator of the country's ruling party. Both individuals are accused of obstructing the course of the investigation [BBC … [read more]


Legal News
22 Nov 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Janos Pasztor, the UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, on Friday, announced [press release] that the upcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris on November 30th must serve as the turning point for climate law throughout the world. The conference will take place in Le Bourget in … [read more]


Legal News
5 Nov 2015
by Matthew Santiago

[JURIST] Several independent UN human rights experts said [press release] Wednesday that a recent Brazilian draft law may infringe upon civil rights in its efforts to counteract terrorism. The bill [materials, in Portuguese] was approved by the Brazilian Senate last month. The legislation broadly defines [Rio Times report] a terrorist … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] An independent UN human rights expert warned [press release] Tuesday that climate change may threaten food security. The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food [official website], Hilal Elver, warned that the intense weather conditions, including droughts, high temperatures, earthquakes and hurricanes, are threatening crops, livestock, fish and … [read more]


Legal News
1 Nov 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Guiena's Constitutional Court on Saturday validated the reelection of President Alpha Conde [BBC profile] amid allegations of fraud and rigging. Conde won the election, which took place on October 11, by a majority vote of 57.84 percent, giving him a second five-year term in office. Opposition leaders and candidates, … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The Nanping Municipal Intermediate People's Court of Fujian found in favor [Xinhua report] of two environmental groups on Thursday under a new environmental law. The court ordered defendants to restore destroyed vegetation and pay compensation for the damage that resulted from of an illegal mining expansion. This was the first … [read more]


Legal News
22 Oct 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Two Brazilian lawyers filed a new petition on Wednesday in a renewed attempt to impeach President Dilma Rousseff [BBC profile], alleging she forged accounts in 2014. On Monday a parliamentary commission found there was no proof [TeleSUR report] that Rousseff, her predecessor or Petrobas [corporate website] were involved in … [read more]

Page 1 of 13

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.