Criminal Law

Arbitrary and irrational

The proposal by the government to introduce a Muslim Woman Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill in the winter session of Parliament — wherein a …

Divorce

International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to the ICC and Beyond

View HLS in the World Details<p>Play VideoHLS in the World | International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to the ICC and Beyond<p>The shaping of international …

Law

Man charged with dangerous driving in Seville in fatal crash

A man has been charged after allegedly hitting a couple walking their dog, seriously injuring one of them and killing the other east of …

Crime

Two women appear in court separately for same charge against each other

Two women have appeared in court separately charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour against each other.<p>Lisa …

News (Wales)

Nithari case: Koli, Pandher given death penalty

A CBI special court on Friday awarded death sentence to Noida businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic servant Surendra Koli in connection …

Judiciary

Drug-Induced Homicide Case To Be Heard By Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme court will hear an appeal of drug homicide charges in the 2012 death of Augustina Taylor, 31, of Wheaton.<p>WHEATON, IL — The …

Chicago

Texas district attorney who prosecuted Jeff Wood now wants him off death row

The Texas prosecutor who sought the death penalty almost 20 years ago against a man who never killed anyone has now asked that his sentence be …

Crime

Siti Noor Asiah's conviction stays but gets lesser jail term

PUTRAJAYA: Former public university Master’s student Siti Noor Aishah Atam will spend a shorter time in jail for allegedly possessing 12 books …

Crime

Court quashes murder conviction in Dartmouth Hells Angels hit

Nova Scotia’s highest court has set aside Dean Kelsie’s convictions for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the October 2000 …

Crime

DA Seeks New Judge in Penn State Fraternity Death Case

Prosecutors want a new judge to be appointed as they pursue reinstated criminal charges in the death of a pledge after a Penn State fraternity party …

Crime

Tougher sentences ahead for sex crimes in Victoria after paedophile cops more jail time

A man who got his 13-year-old stepdaughter pregnant has had his jail term increased by four years in an appeal ruling that could pave the way for …

Crime

Man had sex with a horse called Ruby which he treated like his girlfriend

George Smith, 48, admitted the offence of sex with a living animal at Leicester Magistrates' Court.<p>A man who admitted having sex with a horse called …

Crime

Singapore citizenship of former S-League player to be stripped for match-fixing

SINGAPORE: A 43-year-old naturalised Singapore citizen will have his citizenship stripped for his involvement in match-fixing.The man has been served …

Singapore

A man has been charged after alleged importation of $40.5 million worth of MDMA

Australian police have charged a 23-year-old man for an alleged importation of 356 kilograms of ecstasy.<p>Tamim Jamaal Nozhat is reported to have …

Music

French court sends to jail Arab man who shouted ‘dirty Jews’ at rabbi’s family

The man identified as Talal Arrouijal apologized in court, saying he 'behaved immaturely' by saying things that he said he wishes 'can be taken back.'<p>…

World News

Maltese court charges 3 with murder of journalist, 7 on bail

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese court charged three men Tuesday with the car-bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, as details from the investigation indicated she was killed by a remote-controlled explosion of TNT.<p>Seven other Maltese men were released on bail pending …

Crime

Livermore man’s death sentence upheld for rape-murder

Bay Area cities with highest incidents of violent crime<p>Bay Area cities with lowest incidents of violent crime<p>A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence of a Livermore man for raping and murdering a woman he met at a bar in Contra Costa County in 1986.<p>The court said it wouldn’t …

Crime

Justices May Limit 'Ungodly Broad' Obstruction Provision in Tax Code

<i>Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ</i><p>An “ungodly broad” obstruction provision in the federal tax …

Law

How young is too young? The age of criminal responsibility around the world

In 1993, CCTV images of a two-year-old boy being taken by the hand and led away from a UK shopping centre by two older children shocked the world.<p>It …

Justice

ConCourt releases prisoner convicted of girlfriend's murder

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of a man who was sentenced to a lengthy prison term for murdering his girlfriend in …

News (South Africa)

Ireland expected to recover disputed taxes from Apple in Q1 2018

Up to €13 billion in disputed taxes will be transferred from Apple to a third-party account in the first quarter of 2018, Ireland's Finance Ministry …

Fraud

Wisconsin Mom Sentenced To Jail For Calling Son 'Retard' After Burning Popcorn

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday sustained a mother’s conviction, who was charged last year with disorderly conduct for swearing at her …

News (U.S.)

Court of Appeal finds man burned house down to get insurance payout

A man whose investment property burned down five years ago has been denied an insurance payout after two courts found his friend deliberately set the …

Crime

WA escapee caught hiding in laundry

A prison escapee has been caught hiding under a pile of laundry in a Perth home hours after she went missing from a minimum-security facility.<p>The …

Crime

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine into Mountjoy has case adjourned

Lawyers for a solicitor who is accused of bringing cocaine in to an inmate at Mountjoy Prison want to discuss what witnesses are to be called in his …

Crime

'Entrapment' claim by man caught in video vigilante sting fails at appeals court

Philip Harry Crawford was convicted of accosting a minor for immoral purposes

Crime

Kelly Ellard, who killed 14-year-old Reena Virk, granted conditional day parole

Kelly Ellard, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of 14-year-old Reena Virk under a Victoria bridge, has been granted day parole.<p>Ms. Ellard was 15 at the time of Reena's death, which shocked the nation and shone a spotlight on the issue of teen violence. Ms. Ellard had a …

Crime

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses appeal application from Calgary man who stabbed neighbour 37 times

Nicholas Rasberry was found guilty of manslaughter in 2013 death of Craig Kelloway<p>The Supreme Court of Canada has decided it won't hear an appeal …

Crime

Boy found guilty of raping girl when he was just 13

A 14-year-old boy has been found guilty of raping another teenager at a sleepover.<p>The boy, who was 13 at the time of the attack, forced himself on …

Crime

German court rules 96-year-old ‘bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ fit to go to jail

A German court ruled on Wednesday that a 96-year-old German known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" was fit to go to prison, rejecting his plea for the sentence to be suspended.<p>Oskar Groening, who is physically frail, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for his role in the murder of …

Crime