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Spain lawmakers approve protections for former king
June 29, 2014
Spanish lawmakers on Thursday approved controversial new legal protections for former king Juan Carlos after he lost his total immunity when he abdicated the throne last week. After leaving the throne for his heir, King Felipe VI, Juan Carlos left himself open to possible legal actions, including a....... [more]

Argentina judge charges vice president in corruption case
June 28, 2014
Argentine federal judge Ariel Lijo on Friday charged Amado Boudou with bribery and abusing his position in negotiations with the objective of obtaining benefits for himself and others. Boudou is accused of conducting business incompatible with Articles 256, 258 and 265 of the Argentine penal code. A....... [more]

Spain Supreme Court dismisses China human rights cases
June 25, 2014
Spain's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two judicial investigations into allegations of Chinese genocide and human rights violations, due to a new law limiting Spanish judges' involvement in international cases. Earlier this year, Spain put an end to its use of universal jurisdiction. Under the n....... [more]

Spain lawmakers approve royal abdication law
June 12, 2014
The lower house of the Cortes Generales, Spain's national legislative body, overwhelmingly approved a law Wednesday recognizing the abdication of King Juan Carlos and allowing for his son Prince Felipe to take his place. Following Juan Carlos's abdication on June 2 after four decades on the throne....... [more]

Right To Be Forgotten
June 11, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and School of Law discusses removal of a person's past information from the Internet and the potential slippery slope this creates ... By recognizing in May "the right to be forgotten," the European Union's Cour....... [more]

Spain drafts constitutional law to facilitate royal succession
June 4, 2014
The Spanish government on Tuesday approved a draft constitutional law that will facilitate the abdication of King Juan Carlos I. Spain's Council of Ministers submitted the proposed law to parliament, requesting that the House and Senate vote quickly on whether to make the draft part of the constitut....... [more]

Guatemala lawmakers approve resolution denying genocide during civil war
May 16, 2014
The Congress of the Republic of Guatemala on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution denying any existence of genocide during the civil war lasting from 1960-1996. The resolution calls for national reconciliation and states: "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our co....... [more]

Authorities in Uruguay explain system of production and sale of marijuana
May 3, 2014
Authorities in Uruguay on Friday released details to explain how marijuana will be produced and legally sold in the country, following legislation proposed by President Jose Mujica. Uruguay is the first country in the world to have a system that regulates marijuana production, sale and consumption....... [more]

Brazil senate approves Internet privacy bill
April 23, 2014
The Senate of Brazil on Tuesday passed a bill that puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in the country. The law also eliminates Internet service providers' liability for content published by their users and requires providers to remove offensive materials following c....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments in Argentina bond case
April 21, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd. the court heard arguments on whether a hedge fund could subpoena banks for information about Argentina's non-US assets following the country's default on $100 billion in sovereign debt in 2002....... [more]

Venezuela president announces arrest of generals accused of plotting coup
March 26, 2014
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Wednesday that three air force generals were arrested and brought before a military tribunal for plotting a coup. In his remarks on Venezuela's state run broadcast, Maduro stated that the three generals, who he did not name, were "trying to turn the a....... [more]




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