Liberia: Election dispute heads to Supreme Court

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) Board of Commissioners has upheld Tuesday’s ruling of NEC Dispute Hearing Officer which dismissed complaints of fraud against the Oct. 10 presidential elections. ...

Zimbabwe court says military takeover was legal

A Zimbabwe High Court has ruled that the military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe’s ousting was legal, raising immediate concerns about judicial independence under the country’s new administration. Army ...

British Council, Judge, Others Call For Adequate Funding For ACJA Implementation

The British Council and a judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Justice Abubakar Talba, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, among other stakeholders in the justice sector, on Wednesday, ...

No British Judge On Bench Of ICJ For First Time In 71 Years

For the first time in its 71 year history the UK will not have a judge on the bench of the International Court of Justice ICJ. Following a rancorous  competition, the British candidate, Sir Christopher Greenwood ...

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Jailed For Two Years

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting subversion” on Tuesday, the latest jailing in an intensifying crackdown on rights defenders under newly empowered ...

UN expert seeks adoption of human rights declaration

A United Nations (UN) Inde-pendent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, Prof Obiora Okafor, has called for the adoption of the Declaration on Human Right to International Solidarity. He made the ...

US sues AT&T, Time Warner $85bn merger

The US government filed suit Monday to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, setting up the biggest antitrust court clash in decades over the $85bn tie-up. The deal announced more than a year ago would merge ...

Kenya’s Supreme Court Upholds Kenyatta Election Win

Kenyas Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions to overturn the countrys October 26 presidential election rerun validating the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. “The court has unanimously ...

Kenya’s Supreme Court to rule Monday on election appeals

Kenya’s Supreme Court said Thursday that it would issue its ruling Monday on challenges to the validity of the October 26 presidential re-run election won by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. Chief Justice David Maraga ...

Belgian judge weighs extradition bid for Catalan ex-leader

A Belgian court will on Friday consider whether to send axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont back to Spain to face charges of rebellion and sedition over his region’s independence drive. Madrid issued ...

93-year-old Mugabe resists military pressure to resign

The Zimbabwean’s President, Robert Mugabe, has refused to resign after a military coup, insisting that he remains the only legitimate ruler of the country. But pressure is mounting on the 93-year-old former ...

The Robot Lawyers Are Here – And They’re Winning

Amid the dire  and somewhat overhyped predictions of occupations that will be decimated by artificial intelligence and automation there is one crumb of comfort. Yes, lorry drivers, translators and shop assistants ...

Liberia’s Supreme Court Halts Presidential Run-Off Over Fraud Allegations

Liberias Supreme Court has stayed the November 7 presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud. Third-place finisher Charles ...

In Belgium for ‘safety’, axed Catalan leader summoned to Spain court

Spain’s top criminal court summoned Catalonia’s axed separatist leader for questioning, hours after he appeared in Brussels insisting he remained the “legitimate president” of a region now under direct rule ...

Spain court suspends Catalan independence declaration

Spain’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of last week’s declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament, a court source said. “The court plenary has just provisionally suspended the ...

JUST IN: ECOWAS Court Awards N88bn Damages Against FG Over Civil War Landmines

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has awarded N88 billion damages against the Federal Government for its failure to clear landmines and remains of explosives in the aftermath of the civil war in the South Eastern part of ...

Two South Africans jailed for forcing black man into coffin

A South African judge on Friday handed down jail terms of 19 and 16 years to two white farmers who filmed themselves forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo ...

Terrorism Charges: Court Sentences 11 to Death

An Egyptian court sentenced 11 people to death Sunday on accusations they joined a “terrorist organisation” and attempted to kill two police officers, a judicial official said. The court sentenced 14 others to ...

‘Underwear Bomber’ Sues US Justice Department over Maltreatment, Force-Feeding in Prison

A Nigerian man serving multiple life sentences in the United States for trying to bomb a plane has sued the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for denying him free ...

South Africa Court Clears Way for Zuma Graft Prosecution

South Africas Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution on almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal. Zuma had lodged a challenge at the court in ...