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Legal News
11 Jan 2016
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

The European Commission (EC) [official website] ruled [press release] Monday that selective tax advantages offered by Belgium under its "excess profit" tax scheme are illegal under EU state aid rules. The "excess profit" tax scheme, effective since 2005, reduced the corporate tax base of companies by anywhere between 50 and … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2015
by Gwenyth Gamble

The Hague Court of Appeals [official website] ruled Friday that the Royal Dutch Shell [corporate website] can be sued in a Dutch court for their involvement in oil leaks in Nigeria. The ruling [text, in Dutch] stems from a suit brought by four Nigerian farmers that claimed Shell and its … [read more]


Legal News
17 Dec 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The European Commission [official website] on Tuesday reached an agreement [press release] on data protection regulations concerning how digital information is to be collected and managed across the EU. The EU Data Protection Reform [legislative materials] was initiated in 2012 and was approved following final negotiations by both the European … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2015
by Gwenyth Gamble

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) [advocacy website] filed a personal privacy violation complaint [text, PDF] on Tuesday with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] against Google [corporate website]. The complaint outlines that the default "sync" setting of Chromebooks [product website] sold to schools allows Google to track and maintain … [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
18 Nov 2015
by Justin Cosgrove

The Dutch Council of State [official website, in Dutch] on Wednesday ordered [judgment, in Dutch; press release, in Dutch] more cuts in gas production. The court came to this decision after stronger and more frequent earthquakes occurred in the Netherlands as a result of extraction. The Groningen [BBC backgrounder], the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Nov 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) [corporate website] has failed to clean oil-polluted areas of the Niger Delta despite the company's assurances that it has properly handled the oil spills, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] reported [text, PDF] Monday. Under Nigerian law, any company that controls an oil pipeline or well … [read more]


Legal News
26 Oct 2015
by Justin Cosgrove

[JURIST] Lawyers for the families of three Bosnian Muslims killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [Britannica backgrounder] on Friday filed a complaint [complaint summary, PDF] with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] seeking to bring charges against three Dutch former-UN commanders. The complaint, filed by lawyers Liesbeth … [read more]


Legal News
23 Oct 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Governments must commit themselves to further action to globally improve housing conditions and urban development, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing Leilani Farha [official profile] said [press release] Thursday. Farha made the statement as she was discussing her latest report [text, PDF] on the implementation of a … [read more]


Legal News
15 Oct 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Death row inmates in Indonesia have been denied the right to counsel, beaten and coerced into confessions, according to an Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] report [text, PDF] published Thursday. The country has executed 14 prisoners since President Joko Widodo [BBC profile] took office in October 2014, all for … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Human rights organizations on Friday criticized the UN Human Rights Council [official website] for passing a resolution [text] on Yemen that does not call for an independent international war crimes investigation. The Netherlands, backed by other Western countries, had proposed the UN inquiry resolution, but the Council instead adopted … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Nigerian authorities on Saturday turned over to the International Criminal Court [ICC press release] an Islamic extremist wanted for his role in the 2012 destruction of religious and historically significant monuments in Timbuktu, Mali. Ahmad Al Mahdi Al Faqi, also known as Abu Tourab, was surrendered to the ICC's … [read more]


Legal News
3 Sep 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] A Netherlands court ruled on Wednesday that a Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil joint venture must pay homeowners for property damage caused by gas drilling related earthquakes. The Dutch Safety Board [official website] has warned [Reuters report] several times in the past few years that natural gas production … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Kosovo's Parliament [official website] approved the creation of a war crimes court on Monday which will investigate alleged war crimes committed by ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 guerrilla war. Members of parliament also passed laws to create the office of the prosecution and to finance defense counsel for those … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs [official website] on Tuesday announced [Twitter post] they have submitted a revised bid claiming over 350 nautical miles of Arctic sea shelf to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) [official website]. The country's previous bids in 2001 were rejected … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jul 2015
by Sarah Boehme

A federal judge in Alaska ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Greenpeace USA will be fined $2,500 for every hour that protesters block a Royal Dutch Shell vessel from leaving Portland. The protesters [press release] have been suspending themselves from a bridge and kayakers have been blocking the river to try … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jun 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The State Administrative Court of Jakarta [official website, in Indonesian] on Monday denied the clemency appeal of a French citizen sentenced to death on a drug trafficking charge. The appeal of Serge Atlaoui was an effort to reverse the original clemency denial made by President Joko Widodo [BBC profile] … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Croatia's parliament on Friday passed a law that grants compensation to victims of rape during the country's war of independence from Yugoslavia more than 20 years ago. Despite its lateness, the move has been hailed as an important step [AP report] in recovering from the damage of the 1991-1995 … [read more]


Legal News
14 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A Dutch court on Wednesday cleared a man of all criminal charges for assisting his 99-year-old mother to commit suicide. An important goal of the case was to set further precedents for assisted suicide in the Netherlands [BBC backgrounder], a country where the act is already legal in certain … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A Dutch appellate court ruled Wednesday that Gen. Thom Karremans, who ordered Bosnian Muslims away from a UN peacekeeping compound during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], will not be prosecuted. Karremans, along with two other soldiers, faced charges for forcing three Bosnian Muslim men to … [read more]

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