- Court martial review adjourned over video showing Alexander Blackman murdering wounded Taliban fighter The Ministry of Defence is resisting an attempt by the Guardian and other media organisations to persuade a court to release video footage showing an incident in which a British Royal Marine shot dead a wounded Taliban fighter.Alexander Blackman is serving life for the murder of the injured man but his case has been referred to the court martial appeal court following an investigation by the Cr
- Panel of 11 justices will resolve whether government can formally initiate article 50 without parliamentary approvalThe supreme court will deliver its eagerly awaited judgment next Tuesday on whether ministers or parliament have the legal authority to trigger Brexit.The court’s president, Lord Neuberger, will read out a brief summary of the decision at 9.30am on 24 January. Lawyers for the main parties will have received advance notice shortly beforehand. Continue reading...
- Bus drivers must now pressure passengers to make room in ruling described by Doug Paulley as ‘significant cultural change’ Disability rights campaigners have hailed a ruling by the supreme court that bus drivers must try to persuade other passengers to make room for wheelchair users.Drivers may stop the bus “with a view to pressurising or shaming recalcitrant non-wheelchair users to move” if they believe a refusal is unreasonable, the judgment declared. Related: Disabilit
- Malaysia Airlines has received millions in insurance for the plane’s loss – yet relatives are still embroiled in court casesFamilies of the victims of MH370 have found their battle for compensation has stalled over access to documents from Malaysia Airlines, which claims it has “actually gone beyond its legal obligations”.Two hundred and thirty-nine people from 15 countries were on board the Boeing 777-200ER when it deviated from the course on 8 March 2014 en route to Bei
- Speaking for the company, which is accused of stealing code from Id Software, Zuckerberg said: ‘It’s common that people claim they own some part of the deal’Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, appeared in court to testify on behalf of the social media giant’s virtual reality company Oculus Rift on Tuesday, as it was accused of stealing trade secrets from Id Software, maker of the Doom and Quake games.“I’m here because I believe they’re fal
- Judges in Strasbourg reject claim by convicted killer that his sentence amounts to inhuman and degrading treatmentEuropean human rights judges have confirmed the right of British courts to impose “life must mean life” sentences in the most heinous cases of murder.
The ruling by the European court of human rights (ECHR) resolves the issue of whole-life sentences, which was cited by the former justice secretary Chris Grayling as one of the key reasons he had proposed a new British bill
- Settlement of £671m means engineering giant will avoid being prosecuted by anti-corruption investigators in UK, US or BrazilThe engineering giant Rolls-Royce has apologised after it was found to have paid bribes including a luxury car and millions of pounds’ worth of cash to middlemen to secure orders in Indonesia, Russia and China and other countries.Britain’s leading multinational manufacturer made the admissions on Tuesday at the high court in London, a day after it was reve
- Settlement of £671m means engineering giant will avoid being prosecuted by anti-corruption investigators in UK, US or BrazilEngineering giant Rolls-Royce has “apologised unreservedly” after it was found to have paid bribes including a luxury car and millions of pounds worth of cash to middlemen to secure orders in Indonesia, Russia and China and other countries around the world.Britain’s leading multinational manufacturer made the admissions on Tuesday at the high court i
- Claims that rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj breached Magna Carta rights must go before judges, supreme court rulesThe former foreign secretary Jack Straw, MI6 and the government will have to defend claims that they participated in the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife, the supreme court has ruled.
Claims that the rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj breached rights enshrined in the Magna Carta should be put before an English court, a unanimous judgment by seve
- The Montana Meth Project has taken a creative approach to intellectual property in a billboard campaign urging the princess – raddled and handcuffed – to let it goA sequel to Frozen, Disney’s biggest ever hit, is scheduled for release in 2019 – but a sneak, if unothordox, peek at what its characters have been up to in the interim has recently been released by the Montana Meth Project. The MMP, which urges citizens in the US state to quit drugs, has channelled its citizens
- Claims that rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj in 2004 breached rights enshrined in Magna Carta should go before judges, supreme court rulesThe former foreign secretary Jack Straw, MI6 and the government will have to defend claims that they participated in the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife, the supreme court has ruled.
Devastating claims that the rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj breached rights enshrined in the Magna Carta should be put before an English
- Claims that kidnap and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj breached rights enshrined in Magna Carta should be put before judges, supreme court rules The British government’s attempts to avoid being being sued for the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife, organised when Jack Straw was foreign secretary, have been dismissed by the supreme court. Devastating claims that the rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj breached rights enshrined in the Magna Carta should be put before an
- Governments across the continent are assuming sweeping powers over all their citizens in response to the threat of terrorism. This endangers our way of lifeHundreds have been killed and wounded in a spate of terror attacks across Europe in the past two years. These callous crimes have not just targeted individuals, they are also attacks on our societies, our freedoms and our way of life. The need to protect people from such wanton violence is clear, but this is not something that can be achieved
- Joint UK-Italian operation supposedly captured key player transporting thousands from north Africa to EuropeAn Italian MP has launched a parliamentary inquiry into the joint British-Italian operation that led to a man being held on suspicion of people smuggling despite fears he is the victim of mistaken identity.In June last year officials from both countries claimed to have captured 35-year-old Medhanie Yehdego Mered, considered to be a key player in the smuggling of thousands of migrants and r
- Joint UK-Italian operation supposedly captured key player transporting thousands from north Africa to EuropeAn Italian MP has launched a parliamentary inquiry into the joint British-Italian operation that led to a man being held on suspicion of people -muggling despite fears he is the victim of mistaken identity.In June last year officials from both countries claimed to have captured 35-year-old Medhanie Yehdego Mered, considered to be a key player in the smuggling of thousands of migrants and r
- The Herald
Zimbabwe: Chief Justice Pays Tribute to President
Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has expressed gratitude to President Mugabe for the trust reposed in him to serve at the helm of the judiciary for the past 16 years. In his valediction during the official opening of the 2017 legal year, the outgoing ...
Chidyausiku speaks on Chief Justice sagaThe Heraldall 11 news articles »
- Uganda: The Long Wait for Justice in Northern Uganda
In the shade of Lukodi primary school in northern Uganda this week, one of the local leaders reflected on his community's long struggle for justice. "The war, it took a long time," he told me. "Some of us lost our lives, and some of us lost our hope ...and more »
- Judgments on alleged treatment of jihadi suspects could define extent of human rights protections overseasGovernment responsibility for alleged torture, rendition and illegal detention of jihadi suspects will finally be decided by the UK’s highest court in a series of judgments that may define the extent of human rights protections overseas.One of the six cases to be decided, that of the Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj, has been under consideration for 15 months – the longest the
Justice Department report on Chicago police an exercise in damage control - World Socialist Web SiteMERRY JANE
Justice Department report on Chicago police an exercise in damage control
World Socialist Web Site
A report released Friday by the US Justice Department details systematic police brutality and unconstitutional practices by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). While the 161-page report outlines a broad array of horrific practices and crimes committed ...
Justice Department Probe Finds Chicago Police Routinely Violate Civil RightsMERRY JANEall 76 news articles »
- Daily Beast
She Had Her Boyfriend Kill Her Half-Brother for Street Justice
'I love you I did this for you,' he allegedly texted after her mother discovered the body. Katie Zavadski. 01.16.17 9:00 PM ET. Della Nichols was enraged when she thought her half-brother had molested her 6-year-old daughter. So the former Oklahoma ...
- FrontPage Magazine
Jew-Hatred Dressed up As 'Justice'
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series of articles highlighting the network of major hate groups in America that are supported and funded by the Left. For more information on Students for Justice in Palestine, visit the organization's ...and more »
Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Year after year, they rubber stamped whatever the Obama administration wanted to do, legally or otherwise. So it was an eye-roller ...and more »
- New Zimbabwe.com
Justice Malaba blasts judiciary corruption
BULAWAYO: Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba has challenged authorities to walk the talk in the fight against corruption by putting in place concrete and tangible measures to tackle the problem. Officially opening the 2017 legal calendar in Bulawayo on ...
Zimbabwe: Deputy Chief Justice Commends Byo CourtsAllAfrica.comall 3 news articles »
No Justice in Eastern states for Smith
Plans to run Scales Of Justice in either the Australian Cup or Doncaster Mile have been shelved by West Australian trainer Lindsey Smith. Smith had hoped to bring his Railway Stakes winner back in to work on Tuesday but upon inspection he felt his ...
- Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
Justice supporters have a ball at Greenbrier resort
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
Gov. Jim Justice and his wife Cathy speak in The Greenbrier's Crystal Ballroom to people attending the Inaugural Ball Monday night. Robin Loudermilk and Greg McCullough, of Lewisburg, dance to the music of Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain ...
Self-deprecating Justice says it's time for West Virginia to "take its place"The Exponent Telegram (press release) (
Who Is Jason Momoa's Favorite Justice League Co-Star? - MovieWeb
This fall, some of DC Comics' most iconic characters will unite on the big screen for Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated DC Comics adaptation Justice League.
Who Jason Momoa's Favorite Justice League Co-Star IsCinema Blendall 9 news articles »
- The New Indian Express
Guv says no to Justice Shetty as Lokayukta
The New Indian Express
BENGALURU: In a major embarrassment to the Siddaramaiah government, Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala has returned the file recommending the name of retired Karnataka High Court judge P Vishwanath Shetty for the post of Lokayukta. The governor ...
Governor sends back Justice Shetty's name for LokayuktaBangalore Mirrorall 7 news articles »
- Crave Online
Exclusive Preview | 'Justice League vs. Suicide Squad' # 5
The Suicide Squad is down and the Justice League has been eclipsed as Max Lord seizes control over the most powerful nation in the world. Blair Marnell by Blair Marnell Jan 16th, 2017. Justice League vs Suicide Squad 5 featured. The two premiere ...and more »
State Sen. Chang-Diaz Calls For Criminal Justice Reform
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz is calling on Gov. Charlie Baker and Beacon Hill leadership to take increased action on criminal justice reform in Massachusetts. The nonpartisan Council of State Governments is finishing up a report on what lawmakers should ...
State senator urges overhaul of criminal justice systemwwlp.comall 5 news articles »
- Voluntary payments will mean UK manufacturing giant avoids being prosecuted by anti-corruption investigatorsRolls-Royce, Britain’s leading multinational manufacturer, is to pay £671m in penalties after long-running investigations into claims it paid bribes to land export contracts.The settlement means the engineering giant will avoid being prosecuted by anti-corruption investigators in the UK, US and Brazil, though individual executives may still be charged. Related: Rolls-Royce&rsqu
- The £671m penalty is damning – but investigators must still explain why they did not pursue a criminal investigation The City had tended to be relaxed about Rolls-Royce’s run-in with the Serious Fraud Office’s bribery investigators. In part, that was because the inquiry was taking ages – it started in 2012 – and could be considered a problem for another day. It was also because the potential financial impact was almost impossible to assess from outside since b
- A Swiss court has broadened the definition of non-consensual sex. How will this affect our understanding of where lines are drawn?In a landmark ruling in Switzerland, a man has been found guilty of raping a woman after he removed a condom without permission during what had, up until that point, been consensual sex. He has not been named, and of course nor has the victim, so currently there are no further details beyond the fact they met on Tinder. The Swiss federal supreme court handed down a su
- The EU’s legal affairs committee is walking blindfold into a swamp if it thinks that “electronic personhood” will protect society from developments in AI (Give robots ‘personhood’, say EU committee, 13 January). The analogy with corporate personhood is unfortunate, as this has not protected society in general, but allowed owners of companies to further their own interests – witness the example of the Citizens United movement in the US, where corporate personho
- Success in a caring profession can’t be measured by productivityPhilip Hammond threatened in his interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag to turn Britain into a low-tax offshore sweatshop, although he expressed a personal preference for a European model of social organisation. Just how distant his preference is from his threats is clear from some recent developments in Europe: the French have passed a law limiting the use of email out of hours; the Dutch and Finns are thinking a
Wife of Orlando nightclub gunman arrested, charged with obstruction of justice, U.S. official says - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune
Wife of Orlando nightclub gunman arrested, charged with obstruction of justice, U.S. official says
The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday. Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday ...
FBI arrests Orlando shooter's widow for alleged obstruction of justiceThe Japan Times
Orlando shooter Omar M
- Digital Trends
From Aquaman to Darkseid, here's everything we know about 'Justice League'
It's been a long wait for DC Comics fans, but the live-action Justice League film is finally happening. Warner Bros. Pictures' superhero universe has brought in the bucks, but hasn't had the easiest time of it on the big screen, with controversy and ...
Is someone missing from this Justice League image?Star2.comall 8 news articles »
- YES! Magazine
What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
In the weeks following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, Wellspring Church in Ferguson became a space for protestors to meet, talk about issues, and strategize for change. Two years have passed, but Wellspring's pastor, The Rev. F. Willis Johnson Jr ...
- The Hindu
The infusion of new blood brings new ideas, says Justice Lodha
The chairman of the three-member Supreme Court Committee that recommended radical reforms in cricket, former Chief Justice of India (CJI) R.M. Lodha is confident that the changes will take place at the Board of Control for Cricket in India and at the ...
India vs England: Justice Lodha slams ex-BCCI bosses' disruptive actsHindustan Timesall 38 news articles »
- More than 200 judges whose entitlements were cut argued they suffered age, gender and race discriminationMore than 200 judges whose pension entitlements were cut significantly have won their claims for age, sex and race discrimination against the Ministry of Justice.
The employment tribunal ruling, which may also extend similar pension protections to employees in other parts of the public sector, could cost the government up to £118m if lost benefits are fully restored. Continue reading...
Why Justice Matters: The Tax Trial Of Dr. Martin Luther King
By Yoichi Okamoto – Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Image Serial Number: A2133-10. http://photolab.lbjlib.utexas.edu/detail.asp?id=1083, Public Domain. This week, the world will watch as we formally transition from one administration to the ...
Let's Not Forget—Martin Luther King Jr. Was Preaching Economic Justice, TooCommon Dreams (press release)
MLK Day: 'The road never ends' for liberty, jus
Let's not forget — Martin Luther King Jr. was preaching economic justice, too The civil rights leader was ... - The UndefeatedThe Undefeated
Let's not forget — Martin Luther King Jr. was preaching economic justice, too The civil rights leader was ...
The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, and Bishop Julian Smith, left, flank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a civil rights march in Memphis, Tenn., March 28, 1968. AP Photo/Jack Thornell. By Wendi C. Thomas @wendi_c_thomas. January 16, 2017.and more »
- Testimony about police units in Sousse resort to be heard as inquests resume into deaths of 30 Britons killed by gunman on beach in 2015Police officers “deliberately and unjustifiably” slowed down on their way to a mass terrorist shooting on a Tunisian beach, according to witness evidence to be heard at the inquests into the deaths of 30 Britons killed in the atrocity.A report by a Tunisian judge contains testimony that police units in the resort town of Sousse purposefully delayed t
- A court has heard that a police investigation into a claim that an undercover officer planted an incendiary device in Debenhams could be completed by JulyA Scotland Yard investigation into an allegation that an undercover police officer set fire to a high street department store while infiltrating animal rights campaigners could be completed by July.Since April last year, the Metropolitan police have been investigating a claim that the undercover officer, Bob Lambert, planted an incendiary devic
- Jon Henley is joined by Lisa O’Carroll, Nicolas Hatton, Andrew Tingley and Jakub Krupa to discus the future rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK in the build up to this year’s Brexit negotiations. Plus we hear from former Vote Leave chair Gisela Stuart who calls on the government to act now to guarantee residency rights for EU nationals in BritainWhat rights will be retained by the approximately 3 million EU nationals living in Britain? How will their residency status be
- Former LRA commander on trial at the ICC accused of war crimes says he was victim not perpetrator of atrocities in UgandaProsecutors at the international criminal court at The Hague are due to present their case on Monday against a child soldier turned militia leader from northern Uganda accused of committing war crimes including rape and murder.Dominic Ongwen, once a feared commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, appeared last month before the court to plead not guilty, saying that as a
- The Guardian
Makeshift justice the only recourse for ill-protected women at South Sudan camp
A UN police officer stands guard at the entrance to the Malakal protection of civilians camp in South Sudan. Photograph: Kate Holt/Unicef. Women's rights and gender equality is supported by Mama cash About this content · Ben Quinn in Malakal.
- The Guardian
Online justice: why courts should explore emerging digital possibilities
Could courtrooms soon be a thing of the past? We look at countries leading the way in digitising the judiciary. Front of Australia's federal court. Australia's federal court is a global leader in managing digitised court documents. Photograph: Richard ...
- Could courtrooms soon be a thing of the past? We look at countries leading the way in digitising the judiciaryPeople in all societies have disputes. In advanced legal systems the dominant approach to resolving them has been to instruct lawyers and appear before courts. But with the internet, advanced hardware and cutting-edge software coming on-stream, the days of fetching up in front of a judge with bulging case-files are beginning to change – though rather faster in some parts of the wor
- Turkish MPs back sweeping changes to constitution that would abolish office of prime minister, usher in executive presidency and end judicial independenceA controversial bill that critics say would bring about one-man rule for Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has passed a key hurdle.The parliament approved the two final sections of the 18-article new constitution after a marathon week of debating that began on 9 January and included sessions that often lasted late into the ni
- A former abductee’s trial for war crimes highlights the problem of children enlisted or seized by armed forces or groups. But change is possibleDominic Ongwen’s trial, which begins in earnest on Monday, is one of the grimmest and most morally complex that the international criminal court has tackled. The body exists to try the worst offences: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It is not the horrifying list of charges, including rape and murder, that makes Mr Ongwen&rsq
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