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.

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.

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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 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.”

Canada initiates formal actions against Syria under Torture Convention

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Human Rights International Criminal Law Bashar al-Assad Canada Convention Against Torture International international criminal law International Law Syria Syrian civil war un UNCAT United NationsCanadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau requested formal negotiations Thursday with the UN General Assembly to hold the Assad regime accountable for its atrocities in the 2011 Syrian civil war.

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.

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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Wisconsin Student Accused Of Arson In Hoax Hate Crime

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What interested me about the case was the curious combination of criminal charges. 2) Burning material is handled in a highly negligent manner if handled with criminal negligence under s. Academia Bizarre Criminal law

Myanmar security forces arrest 39 suspected rebel allies

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The individuals are charged under Burmese law for committing destructive acts to deteriorate the state tranquility. The Myanmar military junta arrested 39 individuals on Wednesday.

Israel rejects authority of ICC to investigate possible war crimes

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu challenged on Thursday the authority of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

US father and son plead guilty to aiding Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan

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Japanese authorities indicted Michael Taylor, a US Army Special Forces veteran, and his son Peter Taylor on charges of harboring or enabling the escape of a criminal.

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.

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.

Lithuania lawmakers call for UN probe into China treatment of Uyghurs

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Atlanta spa shooting suspect charged with 8 counts of murder

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Human Rights International Criminal Law atlanta domestic Georgia gun rights hate crimes shooting spa shootings USARobert Aaron Long, the suspect in Tuesday’s massage parlor shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, was arrested and charged by the Atlanta Police Department on Wednesday.

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.

Why New Mexico is a Good Place to be a Criminal Defense Attorney

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Becoming a criminal defense attorney can be very rewarding in every state, but in New Mexico, you are given more opportunities. Crimes criminal criminal case criminal charge criminal defense attorney criminal defense lawyer criminal justice system criminal law

Kosovo war crimes suspect arrested in Belgium

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International Criminal Law Hashim Thaci International KLA kosovo kosovo liberation army Kosovo Specialist Chambers KSC Pjeter Shala The HagueBelgian authorities arrested a Kosovo war crimes suspect on Tuesday.

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.

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South Korea court dismisses suit for compensation by victims of Japanese occupation sexual slavery

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The court, presided by Judge Min Seong-cheol, ruled that the Japanese government enjoys sovereign immunity under customary international law, by which principle it is exempt from the jurisdiction of courts in other countries.

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Crimea Supreme Court sentenced Ukrainian citizen for treason

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Despite being Ukrainian, Yatskin was charged under Article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code due to Crimea’s status as Russia-annexed. Human Rights International International Criminal Law Crimea Criminal Code human rights Ivan Yatskin ombudsman Russia spy treason Ukraine

The Scope and Procedure for Appealing a Conviction

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Welcome To The DarkSide: Why The Biden Administration Will Not Define The Pipeline Attack As Terrorism

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President Joe Biden and his Administration (as well as the media) has referred to the actors as “criminals” and “hacker” but notably not “terrorists.” Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University.

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 6, 2021

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Four highlights from this week : Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method; On the Taxonomy and Evolution of Ransomware; Amazon's Ring Finally Discloses Police Requests; and The Limits of Law and AI.

“Malicious Communications”: Scottish Feminist Criminally Charged For Tweets Opposing Gender Self-Identification

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Once you start as a government to criminalize speech, you end up on a slippery slope of censorship. As noted in a prior column, free speech appears to be dying in the West with the increasing criminalization of speech under discrimination, hate, and blasphemy laws.

Suspect Who Dragged NYPD Officer Was Previously Released Pending Trial For Attempted Murder

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Takim Newson’s earlier release by a judge is baffling given the alleged crime and Newson’s prior criminal record. Courts Criminal law

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Turkey Prosecutes French Journalists For Cartoon Mocking Erdogan

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‘Intentionally Racist”: Rep. Tlaib Declares Wright Shooting “Wasn’t An Accident”

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The bill would divest federal money from federal law enforcement entities, close federal detention centers, and create federal incentives to close state prisons. Criminal law Media PoliticsMichigan Rep.

Bosnia and Herzegovina top court confirms indictment for crimes against humanity during Bosnian War

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San Francisco Police Department Seeks Help To Solve Crime But Blurs Face Of Suspect

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Bizarre Criminal lawThis could make for an interesting line up. The San Francisco police posted a videotape of a man lighting the hair of a woman on fire on a bus. They were seeking the help of witnesses but bizarrely blurred out the face of the suspect.

UK legal opinion finds ‘very credible case’ China committing genocide against Uighurs

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The Global Legal Action Network , the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur Human Rights Project instructed barristers Alison Macdonald QC, Jackie McArthur, Naomi Hart and Lorraine Aboagye, who work for Essex Court Chambers , to write the opinion entitled “International Criminal Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity and Genocide against the Uyghur Population in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.”

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Kentucky Moves To Criminalize Taunting Police Officers

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The bill would make it a crime to “taunt” a police officer, an act that would sweep an array of protected speech under the criminal code and would face serious constitutional challenges. Constitutional Law Criminal law Free Speech

Indianapolis Police Officer Sues NFL For Defamation in Anti-Racism Campaign

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The use of force in such a circumstance is justified under Indiana Code 35-41-3-3(b): A law enforcement officer is justified in using reasonable force if the officer reasonably believes that the force is necessary to effect a lawful arrest. ?However, Criminal law Torts

NYPD Search For Teens Responsible For Attack On Car On Fifth Avenue

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Criminal lawThis has been an awful year for New Yorkers in dealing with the massive costs of the pandemic. Adding to those costs is the increase in violent crime under Mayor Bill di Blasio with a 41 percent increase in homicides.

France court levies fines against pharmaceutical giant and regulator in multi-decade medical scandal

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International International Criminal Law Big Pharma France Mediator scandal ServierA Paris court on Monday found pharmaceutical giant Servier guilty of “aggravated fraud” and “involuntary manslaughter” over its diabetes and weight loss pill, Mediator.

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Ethiopia rights commission, UN to investigate Tigray human rights abuses

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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights agreed Thursday to conduct a joint investigation into human rights violations and abuses allegedly committed by all parties involved in the ongoing conflict in Tigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia.