Legal news from Tuesday, December 10, 2013

[JURIST] Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich [official website; BBC profile] stated on Tuesday at a televised round-table discussion that a working group is likely to return to Brussels to continue talks on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement [EU backgrounder], a planned trade pact with the EU. Yanukovich's earlier decision to abandon the … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday dismissed [order, PDF] a case dealing with labor law on the grounds that certiorari was improvidently granted. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Martin Mulhall [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court addressed the issue of whether an employer and union can violate §302 … [read more]

[JURIST] Radical cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in a Jordanian court on Tuesday and challenged the court's authority to try him under the terms of his deportation [JURIST report] from Britain earlier this year. Qatada, whose real name is Omar Mahmoud … [read more]

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] announced [press release] on Monday that it has filed a complaint against the UK government over concerns that the country's intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) [official website] unlawfully accessed AI's communications. Following disclosures by Edward Snowden [BBC profile] about the US PRISM program … [read more]

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