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Supreme Court rules in international arbitration case
March 5, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration has been....... [more]

Argentina court dismisses case against former president for 1995 blast
February 16, 2014
A federal tribunal in Argentina has ruled that prosecutors cannot proceed with a case alleging former president Carlos Menem was involved in an explosion at a military weapons factory that destroyed much of the town Rio Tercero in 1995. Prosecutors argued that the explosion was a deliberate attempt....... [more]

Supreme Court rules for Daimler in Argentina human rights case
January 14, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Daimer AG v. Bauman that DaimlerChrysler AG (Daimler) does not have to face suit in California for alleged human rights violations by a subsidiary that took place entirely in Argentina. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled for Barbara Bauman, who....... [more]

Russia court grants bail to several Greenpeace activists
November 19, 2013
The Primorsky Court in St. Petersburg granted bail on Tuesday to seven Greenpeace International activists awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism. The activists, who may be released on bail, are from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland. Bail was set at 2 million rubles (appr....... [more]

Argentina high court rules anti-monopoly broadcast law constitutional
October 29, 2013
Argentina's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that clauses of an anti-monopoly law that will dismantle media conglomerate Grupo Clarin SA (GCLA) are constitutional. The court upheld Law 26.522, also known as the "Audiovisual Media Law," ruling that it was within the bounds of the constitution, forcing Cl....... [more]

UN holds first ministerial meeting on gay rights
September 27, 2013
The first UN ministerial meeting on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals was held Thursday during the General Assembly's annual high-level debate. Representatives from the US, France, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, New Zealand and the E....... [more]

Argentina judge seeking extradition of former Spanish officials
September 20, 2013
An Argentine judge on Wednesday issued warrants for four former Spanish officials accused of human rights violations during the Francisco Franco regime. Under international law, individuals accused of human rights abuses may be investigated and tried elsewhere if the country in which the violation....... [more]

Former Argentina president on trial for tax fraud
September 3, 2013
Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem appeared in court on Monday for allegedly falsifying his 2000 tax returns. Prosecutors argue that Menem hid bank accounts worth millions of dollars, as well as various aircraft, properties and cars from the tax authorities. Despite having been convicted in J....... [more]

Chile high court approves extradition of former Argentine judge
August 22, 2013
The Supreme Court of Chile on Wednesday approved the extradition of former Argentine judge, Otilio Romano, for human rights crimes. Romano fled to Chile two years ago to avoid trial for his alleged involvement in more than 100 crimes against humanity while working as a prosecutor during the 1976-198....... [more]

Argentina court sentences former president to 7 years in prison
June 15, 2013
The Court of Cassation of Argentina, the highest criminal court, sentenced former Argentine President Carlos Menem of selling illegal weapons to Croatia and Ecuador during his presidency. The now-Senator Menem pleaded innocence, claiming that the weapons were intended for Panama and Venezuela but we....... [more]

Falkland Islands announced they would hold a referendum on sovereignty
June 12, 2013
On June 12, 2012, the government of the Falkland Islands announced that a referendum would be held regarding the islands' political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom (UK). Gavin Short, chairman of the islands' legislative assembly, stated that the purpose of the vote, the date of....... [more]


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