Legal procedure http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31019/all en Pussy Riot case lodged with top Europe court: lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/pussy-riot-case-lodged-top-europe-court-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot have taken their case to Europe's top rights court, arguing that their rights to freedom of speech and a fair trial have been violated, their lawyer said Thursday.</p> <p>"A complaint has been sent to the European Court of Human Rights over violations of the European Convention on Human Rights by the court which delivered the verdict," defence lawyer Irina Khrunova told AFP.</p> <p>The treatment of the young women during the trial amounted to torture, said Khrunova, who is representing Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/pussy-riot-case-lodged-top-europe-court-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Law Legal procedure AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748735 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Ex-wife to be retried in case that toppled UK minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-ex-wife-be-retried-case-toppled-uk-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Jury in trial of Vicky Pryce fail to agree on verdict</p> <p>* Ex-husband Chris Huhne pleaded guilty in same case</p> <p>* Protracted scandal ended his political career (Adds date of retrial, details, background)</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The ex-wife of fallen British minister Chris Huhne will face a retrial for perverting the course of justice by helping him dodge a driving ban in 2003, after a jury failed to reach a verdict on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-ex-wife-be-retried-case-toppled-uk-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Legal procedure Vicky Pryce Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761201 at http://www.globalpost.com Retrial begins of disgraced British minister's ex-wife http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/retrial-begins-disgraced-british-ministers-ex-wife <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The retrial of the ex-wife of Britain's disgraced energy minister began Monday after a jury failed to reach a verdict last week in a case which has effectively ended his political career.</p> <p>Vicky Pryce denies perverting the course of justice by taking speeding points for her former husband, Chris Huhne. </p> <p>The first trial ended after the judge said the jury had shown a "fundamental" lack of understanding of the evidence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/retrial-begins-disgraced-british-ministers-ex-wife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Juries Legal procedure AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:46:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766319 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-NY 'cannibal cop' in tears as defense rests after one day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-jurors-ny-cannibal-cop-trial-get-some-comic-relief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds defense resting case)</p> <p>By Chris Francescani</p> <p>NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) - The New York City cop on trial for plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women shed tears on Tuesday as his attorneys rested their case after one day.</p> <p>"Just knowing that we've finally come to the conclusion (of the trial) and that his fate is in the jury's hands" made Officer Gilberto Valle emotional, attorney Robert Baum said after court ended.</p> <p>"That's a huge weight for someone to bear," Baum said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-jurors-ny-cannibal-cop-trial-get-some-comic-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Entertainment Gilberto Valle Juries Legal procedure Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:20:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774350 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Canadian Psycho' case open to media, judge rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/canadian-judge-rejects-total-media-ban-dismemberment-case Magnotta, the so-called Canadian Psycho, accused of murdering Chinese student Jun Lin.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/canadian-judge-rejects-total-media-ban-dismemberment-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal procedure Mario Magnotta Technology Trial Canada Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters and GlobalPost 5781109 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-NYC 'cannibal cop' convicted of plot to kidnap women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/update-3-nyc-cannibal-cop-convicted-plot-kidnap-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds defense, prosecution quotes, wife's testimony)</p> <p>By Chris Francescani</p> <p>NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) - A New York City police officer was convicted of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women following a trial that shed light on an underworld of people who derive pleasure from fantasizing about cannibalism online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/update-3-nyc-cannibal-cop-convicted-plot-kidnap-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gilberto Valle Juries Juries in England and Wales Jury Legal procedure Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5781224 at http://www.globalpost.com Jury finds New York 'cannibal cop' guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/jury-finds-new-york-cannibal-cop-guilty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York's so-called "cannibal cop" was found guilty Tuesday of plotting to kidnap the young women he had fantasized about eating, after four days of jury deliberations in a US federal court.</p> <p>Gilberto Valle, 28, faces a possible life sentence. The case has riveted the Big Apple tabloid press and raised questions about freedom of speech. No women were harmed, and Valle's defense argued he merely had disturbing fantasies.</p> <p>Sentencing has been set for June 19 in the Manhattan federal court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/jury-finds-new-york-cannibal-cop-guilty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gilberto Valle Juries Legal procedure Technology War AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:06:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781377 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Canadian judge rejects total media ban in dismemberment case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/update-1-canadian-judge-rejects-total-media-ban-dismemberment-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds lawyer's comments)</p> <p>By Leila Lemghalef</p> <p>MONTREAL, March 12 (Reuters) - A Canadian judge rejected on Tuesday a request to ban the press and public from the pre-trial hearing of a Montreal man accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student, eating parts of the corpse and posting an online video of the grisly crime.</p> <p>But Quebec court Judge Lori Renee Weitzman left intact the customary ban on publication of evidence brought forward in such preliminary hearings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/update-1-canadian-judge-rejects-total-media-ban-dismemberment-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal procedure Technology Trial Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5781762 at http://www.globalpost.com Amanda Knox lawyer confident before Italian appeal ruling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/amanda-knox-lawyer-confident-italian-appeal-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME (Reuters) - A lawyer representing Amanda Knox said on Monday he was confident Italy's top court would uphold a verdict clearing the American student and her former boyfriend of the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.</p> <p>Italy's Court of Cassation is due to decide on Monday or Tuesday whether to initiate the process for a retrial, after Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted in October 2011 following four years in prison, or to close the case definitively.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/amanda-knox-lawyer-confident-italian-appeal-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amanda Knox Government Law Legal procedure Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5793287 at http://www.globalpost.com Colorado prosecutors seek death penalty for accused cinema gunman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/colorado-prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-accused-cinema-gunman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the man charged with killing 12 moviegoers during a showing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" last year.</p> <p>District Attorney George Brauchler's formal call for the death penalty at a hearing on Monday came after his rejection last week of a defence suggestion that James Holmes would be willing to plead guilty in exchange for a life prison term without parole.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/colorado-prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-accused-cinema-gunman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law James Holmes Juries Law Legal procedure Plea bargain Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798730 at http://www.globalpost.com SC summons record of NAB boss letter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/sc-summons-record-nab-boss-letter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A five-member SC bench, hearing intra-court appeal of NAB Chairman Admiral (r) Fasih Bukhari, directed the SC office to produce the complete record of the case before the court today.</p><P>Latif Khosa, counsel for the NAB chairman, said it would have been better to first determine how the confidential letter was publicised by the media before issuance of contempt of court notice to his client.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/sc-summons-record-nab-boss-letter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Legal procedure Asianet Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:07:05 +0000 Asianet 5799441 at http://www.globalpost.com Texas delays execution of black woman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/texas-delays-execution-black-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The execution of a 51-year-old black woman in Texas has been temporarily stayed to allow lawmakers time to debate legislation on how juries are selected in the US state, officials said.</p> <p>Kimberly McCarthy had been scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday following her conviction for the brutal 1997 murder and robbery of a 71-year-old neighbor.</p> <p>McCarthy's execution had already been stayed once in January.</p> <p>She won an additional reprieve until June 26 after Dallas County prosecutors sought to allow time for various bills to be debated.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/texas-delays-execution-black-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Juries Law Legal procedure Politics Social Issues Texas AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:32:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799729 at http://www.globalpost.com SC adjourns hearing till 10th http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/sc-adjourns-hearing-till-10th <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bukhari insists upon recusal of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry from the bench hearing contempt proceedings against him for being biased towards him.</p><P>"Will the chief justice head a bench carrying out contempt of court trial proceedings against NAB chief when his son Dr Arsalan Iftikhar appears as witness?" questioned Latif Khosa, legal counsel for Bukhari.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/sc-adjourns-hearing-till-10th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fasih Bukhari Hospitality Law Legal procedure Pakistan Politics Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:03:53 +0000 Asianet 5800729 at http://www.globalpost.com High Court issues stay order to postpone Nasheed’s trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/high-court-issues-stay-order-postpone-nasheed-s-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> High Court has issued a stat order to delay the trial against former President Mohamed Nasheed held in the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court until the conclusion of the case filed at the High Court by Nasheed regarding the legitimacy of Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court.</p><P>While the High Court issued stay order to postpone Nasheed’s trial at the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court Nasheed recently stated that his trial cannot continue without the conclusion of the three stages of appeal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/high-court-issues-stay-order-postpone-nasheed-s-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Court Nasheed Law Legal procedure Mohamed Nasheed Mohamed Nasheed Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:48:24 +0000 Asianet 5800857 at http://www.globalpost.com Chairman NAB’s intra-court appeal adjourned till April 11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/chairman-nab-s-intra-court-appeal-adjourned-till-april-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of intra-court appeal filed by Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in contempt of court case against him till April 11.</p><P>A five-member larger bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed the hearing of intra-court appeal of Chairman NAB in contempt of court case.</p><P>During the course of proceeding, Sardar Latif Khosa, counsel for Chairman NAB submitted details to the court and maintained the stance before the bench that Arslan Iftikhar would also have to appear as witness if the Chairman NAB would be tried.</p><P>T</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/chairman-nab-s-intra-court-appeal-adjourned-till-april-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Legal procedure Pakistani politicians Politics Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 08:59:38 +0000 Asianet 5803387 at http://www.globalpost.com