Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down same-sex marriage ban

The Supreme Court of Costa Rica on Thursday found the country’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and discriminatory. This decision follows opinion [text, PDF, in Spanish] given just seven months ago by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights [official website] that same-sex couples have the same rights to marry as any opposite-sex couple.< The decision is a

Former Chile president appointed UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres [official profile] announced [UN report] Wednesday that former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet will succeed Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website]. Bachelet completed her second four-year term as the Chilean president earlier this year. Upon her initial election in 2006, she became the first

UN rights experts urge Nicaragua to stop repressing human rights defenders

UN human rights experts urged [press release] the government of Nicaragua Thursday to stop repressing voices that are critical of the government after “100 days of unrest in which at least 317 people have been killed and 1,830 injured.” The experts stated that “[r]eports indicate that there has been an increase in targeted repression, criminalisation and alleged

DOJ urges appeals court to overturn Time Warner AT&T merger

The Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] filed a brief [text, PDF] on Monday urging the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] to overturn a lower court’s decision to let AT&T and Time Warner [official websites] merge. After a six-week trial [Jurist report] earlier this year, DC District Court

Trump administration reimposes sanctions against Iran

US President Donald Trump issued an executive order [text] Monday titled reimposing certain sanctions against Iran. In a press statement [text], the White House criticized the previous Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (JCPOA). The JCPOA agreement [lawsiteblog report], signed by Iran, Germany, the five permanent members of the

Washington: The protesters declared American President treason

(Lawsiteblog)Washington: The protesters declared American President treason   The protest continues against US President Donald Trump. For three consecutive nights, those who demonstrated in front of the White House are treasoning, while in a TV interview, they attributed the Russian President to be directly involved in the election. The demonstrators had picked up a card

The Donald Trump declared the media spreading the wrong News

Chinese President’s order to close private business

The Turkish President announces to frozen two US ministers’ assets

The Turkish President announces to frozen two US ministers' assets

(Lawsiteblog) The Turkish President announces to frozen two US ministers’ assets: Addressing the women’s wing ceremony in the ruling party, the international media reports to warned the United States, that they believe that they will push Turkey back by pushing restrictions, pushes and threats. They do not know the Turkish people right now. You must

California Supreme Court rejects pension reform

The California Supreme Court on Thursday reversed [opinion, pdf] a lower court’s decision to uphold Proposition B, a San Diego pension reform initiative. The initiative was first placed on the ballot in 2010 by former Mayor Jerry Sanders [profile] after then-Councilman Carl DeMaio [website] suggested that 401(k)-style retirement plans take the place of traditional pensions

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