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India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger 12 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption India’s top court is facing intense scrutiny Four of India’s most senior Supreme Court judges have publicly challenged the authority of the head of the...
Uber must follow same rules as taxis – EU court

Uber must follow same rules as taxis – EU court

Ride hailing phone app Uber is a taxi service and can be regulated, an EU Court has ruled. The ruling from Europe’s highest court found that Uber “must be regarded as being inherently linked to a transport service and, accordingly, must be classified as...
Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court

Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court

Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court 20 December 2017 Image copyright Reuters Uber is officially a transport company and not a digital service, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. The ride-hailing firm argued it was an information society...
Nazanin court delay is 'ripple of freedom'

Nazanin court delay is 'ripple of freedom'

The family of a jailed British mother says a delay in her court case signals a “ripple of freedom” that may change the tide. The case was postponed in the wake of Boris Johnson’s visit to Iran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is British-Iranian, was...
EU takes members to court over refugee quotas

EU takes members to court over refugee quotas

The European Union is taking three of its member states to court for failing to accommodate their fair share of 160,000 refugees. EU nations agreed in September 2015 to help relocate the migrants from Italy and Greece and under the plan Hungary, Poland and the Czech...
Gay wedding cake row reaches top US court

Gay wedding cake row reaches top US court

When it becomes the centre of a gripping Supreme Court drama about the right of a baker to refuse to make one for a gay couple’s wedding. And so it came to be that America’s most powerful court is currently hearing arguments, in front of a packed room,...
Austria court legalises same-sex marriage

Austria court legalises same-sex marriage

Austria’s supreme court has ruled to legalise same-sex marriage in the country from 1 January 2019. Judges said current law, which allows registered partnerships for same-sex couples but prevents them from getting married, is discriminatory. The ruling brings...

Top court backs Trump 'Muslim travel ban'

The US Supreme Court has agreed to allow the full enforcement of Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries. Five of the court’s seven justices granted a request from the President’s administration to lift injunctions that had...
Supreme court backs Trump travel ban

Supreme court backs Trump travel ban

4 December 2017 From the section US & Canada The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go fully into effect. Seven of the nine justices have granted the administration’s request to lift...
Zimbabwe court acquits Mugabe critic Evan Mawarire

Zimbabwe court acquits Mugabe critic Evan Mawarire

Zimbabwe court acquits Mugabe critic Evan Mawarire 29 November 2017 From the section Africa Related Topics Zimbabwe after Mugabe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pastor Evan Mawarire left court wearing the national flag Leading Zimbabwean opposition activist...
War criminal dies after taking poison in court

War criminal dies after taking poison in court

War criminal Slobodan Praljak has died in hospital after drinking what he claimed to be poison during a court appearance, according to Croatian state TV. The former Croatian army chief drank from a small bottle and yelled “I am not a war criminal, I oppose this...

War crimes suspect 'takes poison' in court

UN judges have suspended a court hearing after a war crimes suspect “took poison” when his 20-year sentence was upheld. Moments after his conviction appeal was rejected, former Croatian army chief Slobodan Praljak appeared to drink from a small bottle and...
War crimes suspect 'takes poison' in court

War crimes suspect 'takes poison' in court

29 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright ICTY A war crimes appeal hearing in The Hague has been suspended after the accused drank what he said was poison upon hearing the verdict. Slobodan Praljak was one of six former Bosnian Croat political and...
Zimbabwe ex-finance minister Chombo in court

Zimbabwe ex-finance minister Chombo in court

Zimbabwe ex-finance minister Chombo in court 25 November 2017 From the section Africa Related Topics Zimbabwe after Mugabe Image copyright Reuters Image caption The former finance minister (centre) seen arriving at court Zimbabwe’s former Finance Minister...
Berlusconi in court to reverse public office ban

Berlusconi in court to reverse public office ban

Disgraced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is attempting to persuade a European court to allow him to run again for office. Lawyers are arguing at the European Court of Human Rights that his ban from holding public office is illegitimate. The...
International Court of Justice loses UK judge

International Court of Justice loses UK judge

The UK has lost its seat on the International Court of Justice for the first time since its creation in 1946. Christopher Greenwood, the current British judge, was running for re-election to serve a second nine-year term – but withdrew from the race after facing...
Kenya court upholds Kenyatta poll win

Kenya court upholds Kenyatta poll win

20 November 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run, which was boycotted by the main opposition. Judges dismissed two petitions challenging...
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