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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

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

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

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

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

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