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Legal news from Thursday, September 28, 2017
by Rachel Gerber

China on Thursday announced that it would be implementing the UN sanctions on North Korean companies by ordering them to close in China by January. China's commerce ministry also announced that this would include any joint ventures with Chinese firms, but they must end before the January deadline, precisely 120 days from September …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The Western Cape High Court in South Africa on Wednesday ruled that parliament must amend the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to compel political parties in South Africa to disclose the sources of their private funding. The plaintiff in this case was a nonprofit organization named My Vote Counts (MVC) that sought …

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by Miracle Jones

Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment John Knox called on Mongolia Wednesday to protect the environment. The call came as a result of economic and cultural implications the nations agricultural community is facing as a result of expanding the expanding mining industry. Knox found that while Mongolia has comprehensive environmental legislation, it lacks …

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by Miracle Jones

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (ACLU-CO) filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging unlawful racial profiling. In the complaint, the ACLU alleges officers from the Aurora police department prevented Omar Hassan, a black Ethiopian man, from dining at a Caribou Coffee in March 2016. The complaint alleges the officers racially profiled Hassan …

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by Ram Eachambadi

US President Donald Trump on Thursday waived the Jones Act, a near-century-old law, easing shipping restrictions for hurricane relief to be sent to Puerto Rico. The waiver was announced by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a tweet, which said: "At @ricardorossello request, @POTUS has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto …

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by William Theisen

A widespread investigation into a corruption scheme between coaches at NCAA Division-1 basketball programs, an international apparel company, and financial advisors led to the arrest of 10 men on Tuesday, according to an announcement by an acting US Attorney and an FBI assistant director. According to the criminal complaints [US v. Chuck Person and Rashan Michel, US …

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by William Theisen

A group of 25 refugees left a detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday to travel to the US for resettlement, becoming the first of several hundred such refugees who will make the journey as part of an agreement between former US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull [JURIST …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Thailand's Supreme Court unaminously convicted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia on Wednesday, sentencing her to five years in prison for mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme resulting in billions lost. According to the Court, "The accused knew that the government-to-government rice contract was unlawful but did not prevent it. Which is a manner of seeking unlawful gains. …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Ireland's government on Tuesday announced plans to hold a referendum next year regarding its strict abortion laws. Citizens are urging the government to amend the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which dictates that an unborn child and mother have an equal right to life. Citizens' Assembly, a panel composed of citizens, prepared a report that will be …

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