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South Korean prosecutors on Monday charged Yoon Mee-hyang with fraud and embezzlement related to her time as head of the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. Yoon stepped down from the organization to run for her current seat in Parliament. It is alleged, among other things, [...]

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The Delhi High Court on Saturday announced that it has reduced the number of physical hearings it will have due to an “alarming” rise in COVID-19 cases and a majority of lawyers preferring virtual hearings. Physical hearings started on September 1 and will not be completely discontinued. Starting September 15, “one division bench and two [...]

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Geert Wilders, a far-right anti-immigration and anti-Islamic populist who is leader of the opposition in the Dutch Parliament, was acquitted Friday in a Netherlands appeals court for inciting discrimination. The court agreed with an earlier decision to dismiss the offense of inciting hatred and dismiss a 5,000 euro fine. But the court upheld a conviction [...]

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Judge Dolly Gee of the US District Court for the Central District of California ruled Friday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must end their practice of holding migrant children in hotels before they can be expelled from the US. On March 20, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ordered the US borders with [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit Tuesday against five companies and three individuals responsible for hundreds of millions of robocalls in the US. The DOJ alleges that the companies have been warned that they were carrying out fraudulent robocalls but they continued, leading to financial losses for elderly and vulnerable Americans. Two [...]

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Brazilian prosecutors have charged the ex-CEO of Vale, Fabio Schvartsman, and 15 others with homicide for the dam disaster that killed more than 250 people. Additionally, the company and TUV SUD were charged with environmental crimes. In January 2019 the dam at one of Vale’s mines collapsed and released 12 million cubic meters of mining [...]

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The Guardian reported on Tuesday that the UK has failed to hand over information regarding 75,000 convictions to other EU countries where the perpetrators were from. A computer error that went undiscovered for five years was at fault for the failure to send a third of all records concerning foreigners to other EU members. After [...]

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The Virginia General Assembly voted on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the US Constitution. This makes Virginia the thirty-eighth state to ratify the amendment, satisfying the 3/4 majority of states required by Article V of the Constitution. The Amendment passed the House of Delegates by a vote of 59-41 and the [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly on Wednesday and proposed constitutional reforms that would weaken the next President of Russia, causing the entire Russian government to resign. Putin also addressed the country’s changing demographics and social issues such as supporting working families. It is speculated that the changes are being made to prepare [...]

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