July 1, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Monday unanimously affirmed a 30-year jail sentence for former army chief Augustin Bizimungu for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Bizimungu was found guilty in May 2011 on six counts of genocide and crimes against humanity for murder, ...[read more]
April 25, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the Pulaski County Circuit Court for the 6th Division on Thursday struck down an Arkansas voter ID law, finding that it violates the state constitution. In the order granting summary judgment to the Pulaski County Election Commission, Judge Tim Fox found Act 595 violates Article 3... ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday found Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga guilty of four counts of war crimes and one count of crime against humanity. The crimes were committed during an attack on a village in a diamond-rich region of Congo in 2003, in which approximately 200 ...[read more]
January 23, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of Apple on Tuesday in its patent case against Samsung. Koh partially granted Apple's motion for summary judgment, finding that no reasonable jury could fail to find that Samsung infringed upon Apple's " ...[read more]
October 12, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A Northern Ireland judge ruled Friday that Health Minister Edwin Poots could not continue to enforce the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood, calling the law "irrational." The lifetime ban was introduced in the UK in the 1980s in an effort to prevent the spread of diseases that can be carried ...[read more]
September 30, 2013
by Addison Morris
Civil rights advocacy groups Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Virginia on Monday filed a motion for summary judgment requesting that a federal court act quickly to overturn Virginia's statutory ban on recognizing same-sex marriages. In the lawsuit, filed in ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) acquitted two former Serbian secret police officials Thursday for their involvement in war crimes during the Bosnian Civil War. The court found that the prosecution failed to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused, ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted six Bosnian Croat political and military leaders Wednesday for persecuting, expelling and murdering Muslims during the Bosnian Civil War. The sentences, ranging from 10 to 25 years, were handed down by a three-judge ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On February 18, 2011, a Chinese court of appeals upheld the conviction of US geologist Xue Feng on charges of industrial espionage. Feng's conviction emphasized US concerns over Chinese humanitarian efforts and the independence of China's judiciary. Feng had been originally convicted on July 5, ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The High Court of Australia unanimously ruled on Wednesday that Google did not engage in misleading or deceptive conduct in violation of Section 52 of the Trade Practices Act of 1974. The ruling overturns a lower court ruling. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought the ...[read more]

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