Legal Proceedings

Finnish court acquits duo's gay bar stunt on Russian plot

Jan 11, 2018

A Swedish comedy and rap duo has been acquitted of building a makeshift gay bar in 2015 on a plot of land in Finland owned by Russian president Vladimir Putin to protest against Russia's anti-gay laws

Hearing delayed for Canadian ex-hostage Boyle

Jan 8, 2018

Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle's case has been put off until next Monday while his lawyers work on a bail plan

Norway court clears ways for controversial Arctic drilling

Jan 4, 2018

A court in Norway says the Norwegian government can hand out oil drilling licenses in the Arctic, dealing a blow to two environmental groups which had filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government for further drilling in the Barents Sea

Canadian theater founder suspended amid harassment claims

Jan 4, 2018

A prominent figure in the Canadian arts world has been suspended by the theater company he co-founded amid four lawsuits by actresses who allege he exposed himself, groped them and otherwise sexually humiliated them

Ex-hostage Boyle makes video court appearance

Jan 3, 2018

Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle will remain in jail following a brief appearance via video link at a preliminary hearing after he was charged with sexual assault and other offenses following his release from captivity in Afghanistan

The Latest: Ex-hostage Boyle makes video court appearance

Jan 3, 2018

Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle has made a brief appearance via video link for his preliminary hearing after being charged with offences including sexual assault, forcible confinement and administering a noxious drug

FIFA trial exposes bribes culture; WCup, Olympic cases loom

Dec 22, 2017

The bribery that was long suspected of international soccer officials linked to FIFA has been proven in a federal court trial

After nearly 25 years, Yugoslav court to close its doors

Dec 21, 2017

After nearly a quarter century of prosecuting Balkan wars atrocities, the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is closing down with many major suspects convicted but denial of crimes and glorification of war criminals still rife in the region

Dutch court convicts 63-year-old of war crimes in Ethiopia

Dec 15, 2017

Dutch court convicts 63-year-old of war crimes in Ethiopia during brutal Marxist regime

Constitutional arguments begin in Canadian polygamy case

Dec 13, 2017

A Canadian man found guilty of marrying two dozen women says he believed he was entitled to practice polygamy because he wasn't charged when police investigated the allegations in the 1990s

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