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HAGUE CLIMATE CHANGE JUDGEMENT COULD INSPIRE A GLOBAL CIVIL MOVEMENT


For the first time a court has ordered the government to protect its citizens from climate change... READ MORE

24th June, 2015 15452

DUTCH GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO CUT CARBON EMISSIONS IN LANDMARK RULING


The Dutch court's ruling should encourage courts around the world to tackle climate change now... READ MORE

24th June, 2015 14966

GERMAN ETHICS COUNCIL CALLS FOR INCEST BETWEEN SIBLINGS TO BE LEGALISED BY GOVERNMENT


In a statement outlining its recommendations, the Ethics Council said the law against incest put couples in a tragic situation ... READ MORE

1st July, 2015 13666

ARGENTINE COURT GRANTS RIGHTS TO APE


Lawyers had appealed to free Sandra from the Buenos Aires zoo by arguing that although not human, she should be given legal rights... READ MORE

22nd December, 2014 3554

ONE OF TWO ESCAPED US PRISONERS KILLED BY POLICE


The pair escaped through the prison sewer system after using power tools to break out of their cell on 6 June... READ MORE

27th June, 2015 1957

FORMER BLACK PANTHER FREED AFTER 43 YEARS IN US PRISON


An US man kept in solitary confinement for 43 years has been released after his murder conviction was overturned on appeal... READ MORE

21st February, 2016 1740

LORD JANNER TOLD TO ATTEND COURT OVER CHILD ABUSE CHARGES


Lord Janner must appear at court in person for a hearing over child sex abuse charges, Westminster Magistrates' Court has ruled... READ MORE

7th August, 2015 1711

PAKISTAN PASSES LONG-AWAITED ANTI-HONOUR KILLING LEGISLATION


The legislation, passed unanimously by the National Assembly, mandates life imprisonment even if the victim's relatives forgive the murderer... READ MORE

7th October, 2016 1509

POLISH COURT TURNS DOWN US REQUEST TO EXTRADITE POLANSKI


Over the years, prosecutors and judges in Los Angeles have said that Mr. Polanski must return to the United States to face sentencing... READ MORE

30th October, 2015 1507

UKS MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO BE FOUND IN JAIL THAN HOSPITAL


In a paper last year he said that failing to effectively screen prisoners mental health inevitably led to tragedy... READ MORE

14th November, 2014 1425

BRITON GUILTY OF PARIS BATHTUB MURDER


Ian Griffin, 45, from Cheshire, was arrested in June 2009, after Kinga Legg was found dead in their 1,000-a-night room at the five-star Hotel Le Bristol... READ MORE

6th December, 2014 1201

JUDGE DELAYS OSCAR PISTORIUS RULING


The prosecutor told Judge Masipa she had misinterpreted the law when she acquitted Pistorius of murder, and sentenced him to five years in prison... READ MORE

9th December, 2014 1161

FRANCE FINALLY UPGRADES ANIMALS FROM 'FURNITURE' STATUS


French criminal law already punishes mistreatment or cruelty to animals with a maximum two-year prison term and 30,000-euro fine... READ MORE

1st November, 2014 1111

EDITORIAL DONALD TRUMPS CONTEMPT FOR THE RULE OF LAW


Mr. Trump started down this road months ago, attacking a federal judge in California who is hearing a lawsuit against the now-defunct Trump University... READ MORE

7th June, 2016 1100

INDIAN FATHER WHO KILLED 'DAUGHTER'S RAPIST' DESCRIBES TORTURING HIM WITH HOT TONGS


The man has been charged with murder, a sentence that carries a maximum 25-year prison sentence... READ MORE

3rd December, 2014 1042

JUDGE ORDERS BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER TO PAY $100M TO VICTIMS


U.S. District Judge George O'Toole denied the motion for a new trial Friday... READ MORE

1st March, 2016 963

JUDGE AARON PERSKY UNDER FIRE FOR SENTENCING IN STANFORD RAPE CASE


Threatening phone calls have flooded into the Santa Clara County Superior Court since then, said Gary Goodman, a supervising attorney for the county public defender's office... READ MORE

8th June, 2016 945

CHINA RANKS LAST OF 65 NATIONS IN INTERNET FREEDOM


BEIJING -- China ranks last in the world for openness among countries studied in a new report on Internet freedom by a prominent American pro-democracy group... READ MORE

31st October, 2015 868

BRITISH BANKER RURIK JUTTING TORTURED VICTIM FOR THREE DAYS, COURT TOLD


Trial of financier accused of two murders hears he lured women to his Hong Kong flat before using knives to kill them... READ MORE

24th October, 2016 817

FACEBOOK MUST HAND OVER NEW YORK USERS' INFO TO PROSECUTORS, COURT RULES


Facebook must hand over new york users info to prosecutors court rules... READ MORE

22nd July, 2015 723

PCS CHARGED OVER MURDERED MAN PROBE


Kicked 'like a football' The four will face charges of misconduct in public office at Bristol Magistrates' Court on 14 January... READ MORE

5th December, 2014 695

OSCAR PISTORIUS: JUDGE ALLOWS STATE TO APPEAL AGAINST MURDER ACQUITTAL


30am GMT to hear Judge Thokozile Masipa rule whether prosecutors can take their challenge to Oscar Pistorius's conviction and sentence to the supreme court of appeal... READ MORE

10th December, 2014 628

DEWANI TRIAL DATE SET FOR OCTOBER


The 34-year-old Bristol businessman is accused of ordering the murder of his wife, 28-year-old Anni, who was shot in Cape Town in 2010... READ MORE

6th October, 2014 614

QLD 'GAY PANIC' DEFENCE TO BE SCRAPPED


Under current Queensland legislation, accused murderers can use unwanted sexual advances as a partial defence... READ MORE

4th October, 2016 608

'A SHOCKING MISTAKE': LEGAL EXPERTS CALL VADER MURDER CONVICTIONS UNCONSTITUTIONAL


Beresh was referring to Section 230 of the Criminal Code, which was struck down in 1990 by the Supreme Court of Canada... READ MORE

16th September, 2016 528

MELBOURNE MOTHER PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDERING HER THREE CHILDREN IN LAKE CRASH


She also pleaded guilty to the attempted to murder of her six-year-old daughter on the same day, April 8, 2015... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 460

POST CORRESPONDENT JASON REZAIAN SENTENCED TO PRISON TERM IN IRAN


But in announcing a conviction in October, Iranian authorities did not provide any details of the verdict... READ MORE

22nd November, 2015 446

JUDGE THROWS OUT CASE BECAUSE OF UNRELIABLE EVIDENCE


Judge Traverso told the court It is crucial for the state to prove that Mr Dewani entered into an agreement with Zola Tongo the taxi driver... READ MORE

8th December, 2014 437

'SIX MONTHS? REALLY?': LEGAL EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON SENTENCE IN STANFORD SEX ASSAULT CASE


Nancy Brewer, a retired assistant public defender with Santa Clara County, said that Persky is widely regarded as a competent, thoughtful and intelligent judge... READ MORE

8th June, 2016 435

EGYPTIAN MILITARY CALLS TODDLERS LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER A MISTAKE


Insulting the judiciary is a crime in Egypt, and many people have been convicted of the charge in recent years... READ MORE

24th February, 2016 429


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