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Bangladesh: Islamist Opposition Leader Arrested

(Jan. 17, 2012) The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel had submitted a petition arguing that the accused should be granted the request due to his […]

European Court of Human Rights; United Kingdom: Use of Conditional Fee Agreements Seen as Violation of European Convention on Human Rights

(Jan. 24, 2011) On January 18, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), in MGN Limited v UK (application 39401/04) delivered a landmark decision criticizing Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) as currently regulated under the law of the United Kingdom. The Court found that the recovery of “success fees” from the loser over and above […]