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459 ABA Journal Asia articles.

In second sentencing, judge adds an extra year to Pistorius’ prison term

A judge in South Africa is citing mitigating factors in sentencing track star Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge…

8 years after landmark international manhunt, ex-teacher gets time for Cambodia child-sex crimes

More than eight years after an international manhunt for a “swirl face” pedophile made headlines due to innovative use of technology and the internet, the criminal justice system is still…

Solving Mysteries: Lawyers play detective in legal writing
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. begins his dissenting opinion from a denial of cert in Pennsylvania v. Dunlap this way:

China puts foreign groups under police supervision and requires them to find Chinese sponsors

China has passed a new law requiring foreign nongovernmental organizations—known as NGOs—to register with police and to find official Chinese sponsors.

The law passed Thursday amid criticism by Western governments…

IP litigator says she was startled to find that her art forgery article had been plagiarized online

When intellectual property litigator Leila Amineddoleh read a recent online article about fake and falsely attributed art works, she was startled.

The Tehelka Blog article, “The Rise Of…

Trial judge asks how grenade-like device works: Police officer pulls pin, and it explodes

A trial in an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan was dramatically halted on Monday after the judge asked a police officer how an explosive—that authorities say they took from the defendant—worked.

Lack of crime and bankruptcies means lower income for Japanese lawyers

Crime is approaching a record low in Japan, the number of bankruptcies is also plunging and, in general, people in Japan are less litigious than in the U.S., preferring to…

SCOTUS antitrust ruling against dentists raises questions about lawyers’ regulatory structures
The organized bar is feeling pain from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a regulatory board for the dental profession in North Carolina doesn't have state-action immunity in a Federal…
US student gets 15 years of hard labor in North Korea in case over political banner

An American college student has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea in a case over a political banner.

In a televised news conference last month,…

Apparent cyberthieves used Bangladesh bank codes to get $100M from its Federal Reserve account

Apparent cyberthieves took advantage of a disconnect between the work week in New York and the work week in Bangladesh to steal $100 million from the account held by the…

Detained Chinese rights lawyer is allowed to leave for US

A detained Chinese law professor who pushed for the adoption of a jury system in China has been allowed to leave the country for the United States.

Charges were dropped…

China’s latest crackdown on lawyers is unprecedented, human rights monitors say
The attacks published in China's state-sponsored news media pulled no punches. Wang Yu is an "arrogant convict of a woman," screamed an op-ed article in one major newspaper. Wang Yu…
Letter from international legal community condemns arrests of Chinese lawyers

Prominent lawyers and former judges joined with presidents of international bar associations in condemning in a Monday letter the recent arrests of Chinese lawyers and associates.

“You have repeatedly…

Butler Snow announces Singapore, Hong Kong offices

Butler Snow announced Tuesday that it has opened an office in Singapore and a virtual office in Hong Kong. A second full-service office in Hong Kong will follow.

Kurt…

Several Chinese lawyers are arrested; state media said one was ‘blabbering about the rule of law’

China has formally arrested several human rights lawyers on charges of subversion about six months after detaining them, according to other lawyers.

Among those arrested was Wang Yu, the…

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