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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 October 2017

<!– –> [JURIST] Here’s the international legal news we covered this week: Iraq’s Supreme Justice Council on Thursday ordered the arrest of Kurdistan Regional Government Vice President Kosrat Rasul on charges of “provocation” against I...Read More

Kenya court lifts government-imposed protest ban

[JURIST] The Kenyan High Court [official website] on Tuesday lifted [AfricanNews report] a government-imposed ban [Al Jazeera report] on protestation after numerous protests against the Kenyan electoral commission. The recent protests were ...Read More

Amnesty accuses Myanmar security forces of crimes against humanity toward Rohingya Muslims

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday accused [press release] Myanmar security forces of committing crimes against humanity in their expelling of the Rohingya Muslim population. The report, entitled “My World Is ...Read More

Europe rights court: Russia opposition leader's conviction arbitrary

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment] Tuesday that the conviction of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for fraud and money laundering was arbitrary and unfair, and granted damages. The...Read More

UN rights experts: Kenya must lift ban on protests and end police brutality

[JURIST] A group of UN human rights experts on Monday urged [press release] Kenya to lift a new ban on protests and refrain from violence against protesters in the build up to the national elections. The Kenyan authorities made it illegal t...Read More

World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 October 2017

<!– –> [JURIST] Here’s the international legal news we covered this week: Turkish prisons are committing torture and disappearing citizens, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said in a report [press release] Thursday. [JURST]...Read More

Fewer US Waste Exports After China Crackdown

New Chinese regulations came into effect only weeks ago, but they are already having an impact on US scrap and waste exports. Scrap shipments to China have declined, following new restrictions imposed on foreign waste started to come into e...Read More

NAFTA Talks: Off the Rails?

The fourth round of negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began in Washington last week, amid concerns that these talks may end in an impasse between the Trump administration and the governments of Mexico and Canad...Read More

HRW finds evidence of torture in Turkish prisons

[JURIST] Turkish prisons are committing torture and disappearing citizens, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said in a report [press release] Thursday. The report, entitled In Custody: Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey [text...Read More

Europe rights chief warns Italy on Libya migrant interception and return

[JURIST] The Council of Europe [official website] published a letter [text] Wednesday in which Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks [official website] asked the government of Italy to explain why the Italian navy dispatched ships to the...Read More

Why October Will Be Critical to Brexit Stakeholders

For European traders and multinationals with a stake in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, October 2017 will represent a series of watershed moments that will set the tone for the future of EU-UK commerce — and things aren’t looking up. Last ...Read More

Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulations on Domestic Manufacturing

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released last week the “Streamlining Permitting and Regulatory Burdens for American Manufacturers” report that was submitted to President Donald Trump. The report, which gathered input from domestic manu...Read More