International Law

2752 ABA Journal International Law articles.

Top European Union court rules Facebook can be ordered to remove defamatory content worldwide
The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that judges in the EU can order Facebook to remove defamatory content worldwide.
How can social media companies identify and respond to threats against human rights defenders?
The promise of greater connection and community in the digital age has been defended by human rights activists around the world. Unfortunately, social media platforms are now a primary tool for coordinated, state-aligned actors to harass, threaten and undermine advocates.
Can Rudy Giuliani rely on attorney-client privilege to avoid congressional testimony?
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has suggested that he is protected by attorney-client privilege in the impeachment inquiry by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. But at least one expert takes issue with that assertion.
Europe’s top court rules ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t apply to internet search results worldwide

The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that Google and other search engines are not obligated to delete links to websites and databases worldwide under a “right to be forgotten”…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge says ICE can’t issue ‘blanket’ parole denials; French judge gives rooster room to crow

ICE cannot issue ‘blanket’ parole denials to immigrants seeking asylum

Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s…

Debut novelist’s tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

In the latest episode of the Modern Law Library, Sharon Bala talks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about the true stories behind her fictional novel and what winning the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction means to her.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer accused of deducting kickbacks; Greenland purchase was exam hypothetical

Lawyer is accused of claiming illegal kickbacks as business expenses

Houston personal injury lawyer Jeffrey Stern is accused of paying kickbacks to case runners who illegally solicited clients and then…

Legal secretary’s suit claims partners’ tirades constituted sex bias, caused panic attack

A legal secretary says two Venable partners yelled, humiliated and demeaned her to such an extent that their conduct constituted sex discrimination under California’s fair employment law.

Marjan Rabbi, a…

Imprisoned Saudi lawyer receives this year’s ABA International Human Rights Award

Waleed Abu al-Khair, a human rights lawyer who was convicted on anti-terrorism charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison—simply for calling for the rule of law in Saudi Arabia—will receive the 2019 ABA International Human Rights Award during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. “Abu al-Khair epitomizes the ideals of what lawyers around the world are fighting for,” ABA President Bob Carlson says.

Trump announces deal allowing ouster of asylum-seekers to Guatemala

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he had reached an agreement with Guatemala to allow asylum-seekers who passed through the country to be returned there to seek asylum.

Asylum-seekers can’t…

ABA’s rule of law work in Tunisia and Libya ‘more complex, challenging, difficult and rewarding than I ever expected’

As William Hammink has seen as country director of the ABA ROLI offices in Tunisia and Libya, ROLI is more than a team of experts of lawyers and judges. It’s also a dedicated team working together to implement key rule of law and human rights programs.

Afternoon Briefs: China forces tourists to download surveillance app; House Dems sue IRS for Trump’s taxes

House Democrats filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department after months of requesting President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The lawsuit accuses the Trump administration…

Union for asylum officers files brief opposing remain-in-Mexico policy
President Donald Trump’s remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers puts migrants in danger and violates U.S. and international law, according to an amicus brief filed by the union for asylum officers.
Lawyers and judges are on the front lines of the peace process in Colombia
In 2016, after 50 years of armed conflict, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known as FARC) signed a peace agreement. The centerpiece of that agreement was a transitional justice mechanism, established to ensure accountability for atrocities committed during the war. Three years later, it is facing unprecedented challenges in its effort to provide justice for the many civilian victims of the conflict. Lawyers, prosecutors and judges are on the front lines of efforts to provide reparations to the victims, with the long-standing support of the American Bar Association.
Clooney Foundation and ABA group raise concerns about human rights violations in mass trial

A mass trial in Equatorial Guinea that produced 112 convictions was marred by “egregious procedural irregularities,” according to a preliminary report by a former United Nations official.

The report was…

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