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Global Legal Monitor: June Highlights

The top ten most viewed Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles for June covered a host of interesting legal subjects: Communications and electronic information; criminal law and procedure; elections; immigration; labor; nationality and citizenship; pension and retirement; and war crimes.

Below is the list of the ten most popular GLM articles in June:

  1. South Korea: Permanent Dual Nationality Allowed after 60 Years
  2. European Court of Human Rights/Russian Federation: Katyn Massacre Case Is Closed
  3. Belarus: Browsing Foreign Websites a Misdemeanor 
  4. Turkey: New Minimum Wage  
  5. Mongolia: Election Law Amended, New Election System Adopted 
  6. France: Law on Immigration, Integration and Nationality  
  7. Denmark: Retirement Age Raised  
  8. Canada: Proposed New Immigration Act 
  9. China: Amendment of Criminal Procedure Law  
  10. Japan: Statute of Limitations for Murder Abolished  

While most of these articles have been in the top list in previous months, the articles on the European Union/Russian Federation and Canada are appearing in the list for the first time.  The former discusses a recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision in which the Court, among other matters, decided that “the murder of Polish officers by Soviet secret police in 1940 is a war crime.”  The latter describes a draft immigration bill in Canada, which seeks to amend various laws and streamline the asylum process in the country.

That’s not all.  The Global Legal Monitor published 50 articles in June on various jurisdictions and legal issues.  Some of these interesting articles included:

  • An article describing a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Kuwait dissolving the country’s Parliament;
  • An article discussing a recent court case in Indonesia in which an atheist man was convicted on blasphemy charges and sentenced to a two year prison term and ordered to pay a heavy fine; and
  • An article discussing a recent decision of the Criminal Chamber of the Cour de Cassation in France in which the Court held that the country’s police lack the jurisdiction to place aliens in their custody “for the sole reason that they are undocumented.”  The Court noted that a person may be placed in police custody only if there is reasonable cause to believe that the person had committed or attempted to commit an offense punishable by imprisonment.

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