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China amends criminal laws in latest anti-doping measure

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Amendment XI was added to Article 355 of the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China, a provision which originally punished the act of providing addictive narcotics to another person. The post China amends criminal laws in latest anti-doping measure appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

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Justices wrestle with procedural issues stemming from their own federal criminal law decision

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Gary , it was that the justices are struggling to draw boundaries around the circumstances in which federal criminal defendants are entitled to a new proceeding in the district court after the court of appeals has found “plain error” in the trial or plea hearing.

Germany court sentences two Syrians for war crime and terrorism

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Canada authorities lay terror charges on suspected killer of Muslim family

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1)(b) of the Canadian Criminal Code, which defines terrorism as an act committed “in whole or in part for a political, religious, or ideological purpose” that intentionally “causes death or serious bodily harm,” among other potential qualifications.

ICC approves formal investigation into Philippines ‘war on drugs’ 

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Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday approved a formal investigation into crimes allegedly committed in the Philippines between November 1, 2011, and March 16, 2019, as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs.”

Sweden prosecutors charge Iran national with war crimes, murder

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War crimes are classified as violations of international law and serious crimes in Sweden. According to Carleson, since Sweden has universal jurisdiction for violations of international law, it not only has jurisdiction “but also a certain obligation, to Prosecute these crimes.”

ICC confirms acquittal of former Ivory Coast president and minister of crimes against humanity

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The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed by majority Trial Chamber I’s acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé of all four counts of crimes against humanity. ” Judge Ibáñez said that either of the two grounds should have been granted, as the majority judges’ difference of opinion on both the grounds constituted “errors of law and procedure that materially affected, and vitiated, the impugned decision.”

Germany companies accused of using forced labor

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The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a criminal complaint in Germany on Monday accusing five retailers of using forced labor in Xinjing in their production line.

Human Rights Watch calls rockets fired by Hamas war crimes

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced on Thursday that the rocket and mortar attacks by Hamas, killing civilians in Israel and Gaza, constituted a war crime under the laws of war.

Former Bosnian-Serb soldier sentenced to 20 years in prison for war crimes

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Garic was indicted for crimes against humanity under Article 172 of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Criminal Code. The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday convicted former police officer and soldier, Rade Garic, and sentenced him to 20 years in prison for war crimes committed between 1992 and 1995.

Canada initiates formal actions against Syria under Torture Convention

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India top court lays out guidelines for bail plea decisions by high courts

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International Uncategorized bail bail application criminal law criminology High Court of Punjab and Haryana India Supreme Court of IndiaThe Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday laid down the parameters to be considered by High Courts while considering the bail plea of an accused.

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UK court allows businessman to sue law firm over hacked emails

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The aviation tycoon Farhad Azima alleges that the international law firm hired illegal hackers to steal privileged information about his business, leading to a London judge holding him liable for defrauding the sovereign wealth fund of UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah emirate.

Vietnam court sentences former Hanoi CDC chief to jail for price gouging COVID-19 testing kits

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The defendants were charged for violating bidding regulations under Vietnamese Laws on Bidding. Nguyen Nhat Cam and nine other defendants were found guilty Saturday by the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam for exploiting a testing kit purchasing scam.

UN experts call for moratorium on the sale of surveillance technology

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The group cited contractual obligations ensuring buyers agreed to limit the use of the technology to monitoring criminals and terrorists, while exalting that the information uncovered in the investigation “has no factual basis.”

ICC Appeals Chamber affirms decision continuing pre-trial detention of Sudan militia leader

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In the decision, the pre-trial chamber found that the purpose of the hearing under the said rule was majorly to evaluate the detained person’s well-being and the conditions at the detention center, rather than to determine the lawfulness of continued detention.

Legal experts present definition of ecocide for adoption by ICC

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After six months of deliberation, a panel of 12 independent legal experts from across the globe on Tuesday unveiled a working definition of “ecocide” that they hope will be adopted by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Indigenous group asks ICC to investigate Brazil president for crimes against humanity

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Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation (APIB) filed Monday a statement before the International Criminal Court (ICC) requesting an investigation into alleged genocide and crimes against humanity committed by Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro.

Australia: Committal mention hearings in criminal law - Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

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A committal mention hearing is one of the first hearings to attend if you have been charged with an indictable offence

Moscow court fines Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete illegal content

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This ruling is the aftermath of the barrage of new tech regulations and restrictive laws that Russian President Vladimir Putin has implemented over the last 6 months.

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Sudan militia leader committed to trial after ICC confirms charges

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The Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a decision on Friday, unanimously confirming all charges against Sudanese militia leader, Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman.

UK court quashes wrongful conviction in ‘Stockwell Six’ case

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US Department of State adds five militant leaders to global terrorist list

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US prosecutors arrest two Myanmar citizens for plot to attack UN ambassador

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We commend the tireless work of our law enforcement partners at all levels of government to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats and officials.

Germany court convicts ex-Syrian intelligence officer of complicity in crimes against humanity

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His trial began in April , and employed universal jurisdiction to prosecute the crimes, provided for by the German Code of Crimes Against International Law. Human Rights International International Criminal Law Assad conviction crimes against humanity deprivation of liberty eyad a.

Dutch Supreme Court upholds politician Wilders’ discrimination conviction

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” “Even a politician must abide by the basic principles of the rule of law and must not incite intolerance.” International International Criminal Law criminal law discrimination Dutch free expression free speech hate speech NetherlandsThe Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Tuesday upheld politician Geert Wilders’ conviction for insulting Moroccans at a campaign rally in 2014.

Switzerland AG drops decade-old Russia money laundering investigation

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The investigation was opened in March 2011 against unknown individuals on suspicion of money laundering committed in Switzerland between 2008 and 2010 and was based on a complaint filed by UK-based Hermitage Capital Management alleging criminal activity.

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UN expert urges UAE government to release human rights defenders

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European Commission proposes new agency in anti-money laundering overhaul

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The commissioners stated of the legislative package: The scale of the [money laundering] problem cannot be underestimated and the loopholes that criminals can exploit need to be closed.

Canada lawyers seek ICC investigation of mass grave at former residential school

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A group of Canadian lawyers has formally requested the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Vatican and the Canadian government for crimes against humanity following the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.

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Media companies investigating data leak uncover global abuse of cyber-surveillance technology

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He recently stated that “while the company claims its spyware is only being used for legitimate criminal and terror investigations, it’s clear its technology facilitates systemic abuse”. Uncategorized criminal law human rights International International Law media rule of law spy tech

Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy tabloid offices, arresting five executives

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The remaining two, Next Digital CEO Cheung Kim-hung and Apple Daily editor-in-chief Ryan Law, were denied bail on Saturday. demonstrate Beijing is using the National Security Law to target dissenting voices, not tackle public security.”.

Human rights organizations file criminal complaint against El Salvador soldiers for murders of 4 journalists

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Human rights organizations lodged a criminal complaint Friday against 25 El Salvadoran soldiers and a former officer for their alleged involvement in the murder of four Dutch journalists during the 12 year civil war.

UN court confirms Ratko Mladi? convictions and life sentence

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The Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) on Tuesday confirmed Ratko Mladi?’s ’s convictions and life imprisonment sentence by a Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

10 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy protesters sentenced to jail

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The Hong Kong District Court has sentenced 10 pro-democracy activists to jail on charges under the new national security law Friday. The protests violated several provisions of the Public Order Ordinance , and their punishments were set out in the Criminal Procedure Ordinance.

JURIST law student staffers launch worldwide law student petition supporting Myanmar law students defending democracy

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It calls for the release of all detainees and political prisoners — including Aung San Suu Kyi — and for culpable military officers to be held accountable for their various abuses under international law.

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Lithuania lawmakers call for UN probe into China treatment of Uyghurs

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Chinese court sentences COVID-19 whistleblower to four years in prison

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Human Rights International Criminal Law China coronavirus covid-19 freedom of press Freedom of Speech International whistleblower Zhang ZhanRights organizations decried the four year prison sentence handed down to Zhang Zhan, a citizen-journalist, by a Chinese court on Monday.

Eight-Year-Old Child Charged With Blasphemy In Pakistan

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I have long been an intense critic of blasphemy laws in nations like Pakistan as the ultimate rejection of free speech and religious freedoms. Criminal law International Religion