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Constitutional Amendment Passed Increasing Justices (May 12, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On May 6, 2015, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a constitutional amendment that increases the ...

Topic: Constitution; Judges; Judiciary; Supreme court
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Court Permits Third Bid for Presidency (May 07, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On May 5, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Burundi decided that the country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, ...

Topic: Constitution; Elections and politics; Judiciary; Protest and dissent; Racial and ethnic relations
Jurisdiction: Burundi

Disciplinary Board Forces 41 Judges into Retirement for Practicing Politics (March 25, 2015) by George Sadek

On March 14, 2015, Egypt's Disciplinary Board of Judges issued a decision dismissing 41 judges for ...

Topic: Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Supreme Court Strikes Down Amnesty Provision in Truth and Reconciliation Law (March 17, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

On February 26, 2015, Nepal's Supreme Court struck down the amnesty provision in the Truth and ...

Topic: Human rights; Judiciary; Supreme court; War crimes
Jurisdiction: Nepal

Interstate Application of Cyprus Against Turkey: Just Satisfaction Claims (March 13, 2015) by Theresa Papademetriou

On January 23, 2015, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in ...

Topic: Human rights; International affairs; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Cyprus; European Court of Human Rights; Turkey

Alimony Now Permitted for Gay Couples (March 09, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On March 3, 2015, the Brazilian Superior Tribunal of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça, STJ) unanimously ...

Topic: Civil law; Civil rights and liberties; Families ; Judiciary; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Constitutional Amendment to Extend Jurisdiction of Superior Courts to Tribal Areas (March 03, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

On February 20, 2015, Pakistan's Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice approved a constitutional amendment ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Constitution; Judiciary; Jurisdiction; State and local government; Territories and protectorates
Jurisdiction: Pakistan

Water Law Overturned by Court (March 03, 2015) by Constance Johnson

Indonesia's Constitutional Court, on February 18, 2015, revoked the 2004 Law on Water Resources. The ...

Topic: Constitution; Judiciary; Water resources
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Supreme Court Upholds Punishment for Sexual Harassment (March 02, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

On February 26, 2015, Japan's Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Osaka High Court, which ...

Topic: Employment and training programs; Harassment; Judiciary; Labor-management relations; Supreme court; Temporary and part-time employment; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Japan

Council of Ministers Approves New Amendment to Code of Criminal Procedure (February 25, 2015) by George Sadek

On February 18, 2015, the Council of Ministers of Egypt approved a draft law issued by ...

Topic: Criminal procedure; Judiciary; Witnesses
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Lay Judges, a Quick Solution to Less Complex Disputes (February 25, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

Recently tribunals throughout Brazil have been enacting specific normative acts to regulate the activities of lay ...

Topic: Judges; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Opposition Leader Loses Final Appeal Against Sodomy Conviction (February 12, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On February 10, 2015, a five-member panel of the Federal Court of Malaysia (Malaysia's highest court) ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Malaysia

Appellate Court Rules Federal Law Allows Discovery in Foreign Criminal Investigations (December 31, 2014) by Andrew Winston

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that federal law permits a ...

Topic: Criminal procedure; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: United States

Court of Appeal Dismisses Theft Charges Against Boy for Stealing Bread (December 17, 2014) by George Sadek

On December 10, 2014, the Court of Appeal in Bani Swief, south of Cairo, Egypt, dismissed ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Judiciary; Juvenile crime
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Sixteenth Amendment to Constitution Empowers Parliament to Impeach Justices (November 10, 2014) by Shameema Rahman

Bangladesh Act No XIII of 2014 amended the Constitution of Bangladesh, empowering Parliament ...

Topic: Constitution; Judiciary; Legislative powers
Jurisdiction: Bangladesh

New Law on State Attorneys (November 04, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (

Topic: Constitution; Crime and law enforcement; Government; Judiciary; Lawyers and legal services
Jurisdiction: Ukraine

Law Students Protest Ban on Being Hired as Prosecutors (October 31, 2014) by George Sadek

On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's ...

Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Education; Judiciary; Constitution
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Plan to Contest Decision to End Ban on Tamil Tigers (October 23, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On October 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice annulled the European Council's 2006 listing of ...

Topic: International organizations; Judiciary; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: European Union; Sri Lanka

Notable Environmental Public Interest Lawsuit (October 17, 2014) by Laney Zhang

The intermediate court of Taizhou, a city in China's Jiangsu Province, recently ordered six local polluting ...

Topic: Environmental protection; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: China

Court Declares Extradition to Death Penalty Jurisdiction Illegal (September 25, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Extradition; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: South Africa

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Last updated: May 12, 2015