Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:30:01 +0000 England and Wales: Thousands Receive Posthumous Pardon for Homosexuality Convictions (Feb. 23, 2017) Section 166 of the recently enacted Policing and Crime Act of England and Wales granted approximately 49,000 deceased gay and bisexual men a posthumous pardon for offenses they were convicted of under the old sexual offenses laws that had provided that homosexuality was a crime. The Act also states that any living person who […]
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:30:28 +0000 Indonesia: Asset Recovery Legislation Proposed (Feb. 22, 2017) Indonesia’s Commission on Eradication of Corruption (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK) and its Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisi Transaki Keuangan, or PPATK) are advocating that the legislature pass several anti-corruption laws. (Anti-Graft Agency Pushes for Long-Delayed Asset Recovery Bill, JAKARTA GLOBE (last visited Feb. 16, 2017).) One of […]
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:30:10 +0000 New Zealand: High Court Finds Megaupload Founder Eligible for Extradition (Feb. 22, 2017) On February 20, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand affirmed the district court’s December 2015 ruling that Kim Dotcom and three other appellants are eligible for extradition to the United States. (Ortmann & Ors v United States of America  NZHC 189; Press Release, High Court of New Zealand, Ortmann & Ors v […]
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:30:19 +0000 Burma: Investigation into Alleged Police Crimes Planned (Feb. 22, 2017) On February 8, 2017, officials in Burma (also known as Myanmar), announced that there would be an investigation of alleged police actions, and possible serious crimes, against the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic and religious minority population. (Roseanne Gerin, Myanmar Investigation Commission Begins Fact-Finding Mission in Maungdaw, RADIO FREE ASIA (Feb. 10, 2017); […]
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:49:12 -0500 Opponent of Duterte's drugs war arrested in Philippines on drug charges MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs was in police custody on Friday following her high-profile arrest for drugs offences that she described as a vendetta that would fail to silence her.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:48:40 -0500 Austria looks into broadening Airbus fraud lawsuit to U.S., Britain VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria may broaden a lawsuit against Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium to U.S. and British courts, alleging wilful deception and fraud linked to its 2003 order for jet fighters worth nearly 2 billion euro ($2.1 billion).
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:24:07 -0500 VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader's half brother: Malaysian police KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week's bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:29:41 -0500 Guatemala blocks entry to Dutch ship providing abortions PORT OF SAN JOSE, Guatemala (Reuters) - Guatemala's army detained a boat carrying a supply of abortion pills on Thursday and prevented it from picking up women seeking to end their pregnancies, saying the move was prohibited by the country's constitution.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:24:41 -0500 Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies to two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration's hard line on immigration, trade and security.
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