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Legal News
21 Jul 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] Oskar Groening, a former Nazi SS officer known as the "accountant of Auschwitz," on Monday appealed the four-year jail sentence imposed on him [JURIST report] last week. Groening's attorney has submitted an appeal in the German Federal Court of Justice [official website], arguing that the Luneburg court that convicted … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The German parliament on Friday voted to move forward with negotiations for a Greek bailout. Urged by Chancellor Angela Merkel [official website] to support the bailout, 439 legislators voted in favor [NYT report] of the negotiations with 119 voting against and 40 abstaining. While some doubted [The Local report] … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jul 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Germany's Lüneberg District Court [official website, in German] on Wednesday sentenced 94-year-old man dubbed the "accountant of Auschwitz" to four years in prison for his role in the killing of 300,000 people. Last week prosecutors asked [JURIST report] for three and a half years imprisonment for Oskar Gröening for … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jul 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Negotiations between Iran and six world powers concluded in a nuclear agreement [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), text] on Tuesday. The JCPOA outlines details of the agreement, in which Iran agreed not to create a nuclear bomb in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The International Atomic … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jul 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Prosecutors have asked for three and a half years imprisonment for Oskar Gröening, who is charged with 300,000 counts of acting as an accessory to murder in Auschwitz before the Lüneberg District Court [official website, in German]. Gröening, 94-year-old former S.S. sergeant and Auschwitz guard, has been dubbed [Der … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jul 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran will continue [EU press release, PDF] beyond Tuesday's deadline until Friday, July 10. This is not an official extension of deadline [statement], according to High Representative for the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini [official profile], though … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jul 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] Representatives of Iran and the six nations committed to reaching a long-term nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic made progress [AP report] towards a final agreement to lift sanctions in exchange for increased nuclear restrictions and surveillance on Saturday. The proposed deal would impose a decade of restrictions on … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Iran has been keeping its commitment as part of a preliminary nuclear deal from 2013 barring Iran from expanding nuclear programs during negotiations, according to an UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] report obtained by the the Associated Press. According to the report, Iran has converted [AP … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday unsealed the indictment [document, PDF] of a Turkish man for allegedly organizing three cyber-attacks that led to an estimated $55 million in global losses. Ercan Findikoglu, after being extradited [Reuters report] to the US from Germany on Tuesday, plead … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A top EU legal adviser stated [opinion] on Thursday that unemployed EU migrants are not automatically entitled to social benefits during their first three months in a different EU country. The recommendation came from the advocate general of the Court of Justice [official website]. Germany had asked the court … [read more]


Student Commentary
3 Jun 2015
by João Gonçalves of University of Lisbon

JURIST Guest Columnist João Gonçalves of the Universidade de Lisboa, Faculty of Law discusses the advantages of VAT for an economic system... Europe may seem the worst class of students for the US to find for fiscal lessons, but as the necessity for a new revenue strengthens and a call … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Vladimir Katriuk, an elite Nazi storm trooper and the second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list [materials] died Thursday at the age of 93. Katriuk passed away after battling a long illness, according to his lawyer. It is alleged that Katriuk, a Ukrainian national, was a … [read more]


Legal News
15 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A Serbian court on Thursday politically rehabilitated a World War II royalist executed nearly 70 years ago on convictions of collaborating with Nazis. Serbian nationalist Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic was an officer of the royal army when the Nazis invaded. Mihailovic allegedly began collaborating with the invaders and joined with … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] A judge for the Lueneburg state court in Germany said the trial against a 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard can resume, finding him fit to stand trial. Oskar Gröening was charged [JURIST report] with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and faces a maximum of 15 years in prison for … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] French aviation giant Airbus [corporate website] said Friday it is filing criminal complaints alleging that German intelligence helped the US carry out industrial espionage. The criminal complaint against persons unknown was filed following German media reports that the country's spy agency BND [official website] was collecting data on European … [read more]


Legal News
24 Apr 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The German Parliament [official website] on Friday approved a resolution [press release] declaring the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces during World War I a "genocide." The resolution's approval, which coincides with the centenary of the start of the killings, was led by President … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] Oskar Groening, a former Auschwitz guard, admitted in his opening statement before a court in Germany Tuesday that he shared the burden of moral guilt for his role at Auschwitz, which earned him the title, "Accountant of Auschwitz," but left it to the judges to determine if his actions … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Iran on Thursday agreed in principle to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) [press release], creating significant restrictions on its nuclear program for at least a decade in return for a reduction of international economic sanctions. Just three days after the self-imposed deadline [JURIST report] for a preliminary … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Nuclear talks continued Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, two days before a self-imposed deadline for a preliminary deal set by the six world powers involved in the negotiations with Iran. US Secretary of State John Kerry [official website] and French and German foreign ministers have cancelled travel plans to leave … [read more]


Legal News
27 Mar 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The United Nations Human Rights Council [official website] on Thursday adopted [press release] four new resolutions, one of which creates [text] a special rapporteur on the right to privacy in the digital age. Decided without a vote, the council reaffirmed the standing right to be free from unlawful or … [read more]

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