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4 days ago
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] A Thai court on Monday indicted British labor rights activist Andy Hall for making false statements in a report [text, PDF] he co-authored that alleged sever labor abuse issues in Thailand's food industry. Natural Fruit, the company at the center of the dispute and the target of Hall's labor … [read more]


Legal News
6 days ago
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] Brazil's attorney general on Thursday charged two top political figures with corruption. Eduardo Cunha, current speaker of the lower house of congress, is charged with accepting five million dollars in bribes, corruption and money laundering. The charges brought against Senator Fernando Collor de Mello [Britannica profile], who served as … [read more]


Legal News
19 Aug 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] on Tuesday proposed [press release] new rules to cut methane emissions by the oil and gas industry, as part of the Obama Administration's commitment to taking action on climate change. The new measures will reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and … [read more]


Legal News
11 Aug 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Germany's acting top federal prosecutor on Monday dropped a much-criticized treason investigation into two prominent journalists working for Netzpolitik.org [media website, in German]. In July, Netzpolitik, a blog on digital rights issues, announced that two of its journalists, Andre Meister and Markus Beckedahl [professional profiles, in German], were being … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Harald Range [professional profile], Germany's top prosecutor, was dismissed from his duties on Tuesday by Justice Minister Heiko Maas [official website] after Range accused the German government of obstructing his investigation against two German journalists. Range was interested in an investigation against the two journalists from the website Netzpolitik.org, … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jul 2015
by Devin Montgomery

China's Qingdao Maritime Court on Monday ruled that a lawsuit against ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil [corporate websites] for a 2011 oil spill can proceed. The suit was brought by China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation [official website, in Chinese; press release, in Chinese] and it the … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jul 2015
by Sarah Boehme

US President Barack Obama and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff met Tuesday and announced an agreement [text] to address climate change. Both countries pledged to reduce carbon emissions by increasing the use of wind and solar power sources to 20 percent of each nation's electricity production by 2030. Brazil also pledged … [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
4 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Interpol [official website] on Wednesday issued "wanted person alerts" for six men having ties to the ongoing FIFA scandal [LAT backgrounder] on charges including racketeering, money laundering and corruption. The alerts are a notice and warning that the men may be arrested in any country to which they travel. … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] More than a year after Qatar's government promised reform for migrant workers, little to no improvement has been made [press release], Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] said Thursday. The government announced in November [JURIST report] that the kafala sponsorship system, which currently limits the rights of foreign workers, is … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A group of UN human rights experts said Monday that the Government of Paraguy "failed in its responsibility to act with due diligence" [press release] towards a 10-year-old girl who was raped and became pregnant. According to the experts, the girl has not been given treatments that could "save … [read more]


Legal News
28 Apr 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

Eight convicted drug smugglers were executed in Indonesia early Wednesday despite international criticism and pleas for clemency. Among those executed by firing squad [Jakarta Post report] were Australian nationals Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, part of the so-called "Bali Nine," who were arrested in 2005 for recruiting seven others to … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The Indonesian Constitutional Court [official website, in Indonesian] has agreed to hear a last minute appeal by two condemned drug smugglers known as the "Bali Nine Pair" [ABC profile]. The pair's legal representative said [Daily Mail report] Monday that the court has agreed to hear the appeal. The pair … [read more]


Legal News
26 Apr 2015
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] Indonesia notified nine convicted of drug traffickers--four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil, France and Indonesia--that their executions will be carried out within 72 hours. The executions will be carried out by firing squad [AP report] in Besi prison on Nusakambangan … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Federal Court of Australia [official website] on Tuesday ordered [judgment] six Internet service providers (ISPs) to hand over information about alleged illegal downloaders of the US film Dallas Buyer's Club. The case was filed by the US company that owns the rights to the movie as a preliminary … [read more]


Legal News
6 Apr 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] An Indonesian court on Monday rejected the appeals of two Australians on death row for drug smuggling. The two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are known leaders of the Bali Nine [Guardian backgrounder] narcotics organization. They filed appeals [JURIST report] after President Joko Widodo [BBC profile] rejected their … [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]


Legal News
19 Mar 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] An Indonesian court on Thursday delayed a hearing for two Australians that are known leaders of the Bali Nine [Guardian backgrounder] narcotics organization. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are currently facing execution for drug smuggling charges, including heroin. Earlier this year an Indonesian court scheduled the appeal [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
8 Mar 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] An Indonesian court has scheduled an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row for Thursday March 12th. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the leaders of the "Bali Nine" drug smuggling organization, were granted the appeal despite President Joko Widodo's [BBC profile] refusal to grant them clemency. Widodo … [read more]


Legal News
4 Mar 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A federal judge in Brazil has ordered the deportation of former leftist Italian guerrilla Cesare Battisti [BBC report; JURIST news archive], annulling a work visa granted by the Brazilian government in 2011. Battisti, a former member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism, was convicted [Reuters report] of committing four … [read more]

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