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EPA Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan Unleashes Controversy

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking earlier this week, proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama administration initiative. In a nutshell, EPA has propose...Read More

Transportation Labor Wants Investment in Rail and Transportation Infrastructure

Speaking before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials today, Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), called on federal lawmakers ...Read More

India Supreme Court rules sex with minor bride is rape

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Wednesday that sexual intercourse with a girl who is under the age of 18 is rape regardless of the marital status of the girl. Section 375 of the India Penal Code ...Read More

HRW: Rwanda military routinely tortures detainees

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] alleged [report] Tuesday that Rwanda’s military routinely tortures unlawfully detained individuals through various different methods. The report alleges that Rwandan judges and prosecutor...Read More

Border Security Act Passes Congressional Committee

H.R. 3548, the Border Security for America Act, overcame its first hurdle last week after it was approved by the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. The legislation was introduced last July by the chairman of that commi...Read More

Trump May Yet Dump NAFTA

There is still a strong likelihood that US President Donald Trump will withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That’s the view of Robert Zoellick, a former US trade representative, who spoke at the A...Read More

Trade In Value Added

It has been widely assumed that American-made parts and components constitute a substantial percentage of the products that are manufactured in Mexico and Canada and imported by the United States. But that is increasingly not the case, acco...Read More

US Slams China and India With Preliminary Duties on Mechanical Tubing

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, finding that exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China and India received countervaila...Read More

Transportation Labor Supports Jones Act

The Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO has come out in opposition to legislation introduced by Senators McCain and Mike Lee to permanently repeal the Jones Act as it relates to Puerto Rico. “The humanitarian crisis in Pue...Read More

HRW to Colombia: fix flaws in transitional justice law

[JURIST] José Miguel Vivanco [profile], director of Human Rights Watch’s Americas division, sent a letter [press release] to several heads of the Colombian government Sunday, urging them to implement legislative proposals of a peace agreeme...Read More

World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 7 October 2017

<!– –> [JURIST] Here’s the international legal news we covered this week: Canada’s House of Commons [official website] on Wednesday passed bill S-226 [text], the “Magnitsky Act,” which would allow for the Canadian government to take “...Read More

UK court rejects challenge to law on assisted dying

[JURIST] The High Court of Justice [official website] on Thursday rejected [judgment, PDF] a terminally ill individual’s petition for assistance to die, upholding the Suicide Act 1961 [text], which makes it illegal to assist in suicide. Noe...Read More