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

Canada lawmakers approve bill banning visas for rights abusers

[JURIST] 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 “restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gr...Read More

World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 30 September 2017

<!– –> [JURIST] Here’s the international legal news we covered this week: A Vietnamese Court began issuing verdicts [Vietnam Net report] and sentences Friday in an ongoing anti-corruption case for members of Ocean Bank, with former CE...Read More

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials agree to draft repatriation deal for Rohingya Muslims

[JURIST] Bangladesh and Myanmar officials agreed on Monday to a plan for the repatriation of more than half a million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled across the border to Bangladesh. Under the agreement [Myanmar Times report], refuge...Read More

China implements UN sanctions on North Korea

[JURIST] China on Thursday announced [press release, in Chinese] that it would be implementing the UN sanctions [JURIST report] on North Korean companies by ordering them to close in China by January. China’s commerce ministry also announce...Read More

UN rights expert urges Mongolia to protect environment

[JURIST] Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment John Knox [official profile] called [press release] on Mongolia Wednesday to protect the environment. The call [transcript] came as a result of economic and cultural implicatio...Read More

First group of refugees related to Obama-era deal with Australia begin resettlement in US

[JURIST] A group of 25 refugees left [Guardian report] a detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea [government website] on Tuesday to travel to the US for resettlement, becoming the first of several hundred such refugees who will...Read More

Ukraine enacts controversial Ukrainian language education law

[JURIST] Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko [official website] signed [press release] a controversial education bill into law on Monday that makes Ukrainian the required language in state schols, among other things. Specifically, the law ...Read More

UN report: Russia state agents committing abuses in Crimea

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights reported [text, PDF] on Monday that human rights violations have significantly increased in Crimea since Russia began occupation over the territory in March 2014, with many vi...Read More

International tribunal rules for Ghana in Ivory Coast maritime boundary dispute

[JURIST] The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea [official website] ruled [text, PDF] Saturday in favor of Ghana in a lengthy maritime dispute between with the Ivory Coast. The case, which was brought to the international body by ...Read More

World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 23 September 2017

<!– –> [JURIST] Here’s the international legal news we covered this week: Transport for London (TfL) [official website] on Friday announced [motice, PDF] that it will not issue a private hire operator license to Uber London Limited to...Read More

UN establishes investigation into Islamic State crimes in Iraq

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] voted Thursday to establish an investigation [UN press release] into the Islamic State over possible war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq. IS has previously been accuse...Read More