New courtroom protections for vulnerable victims available in the UK territory
New technology which spares vulnerable victims and witnesses the trauma of attending court is now available in every Crown Court across England and Wales. Available immediately, it allows the likes of children or those who suffer from a debilitating condition to have their cross-examination video-r...
Editor - 23 November 2020 United Kingdom
Are undocumented people considered as "persons"? What does the Trump administration think about this
Freshfields team files amicus brief in Trump v. New York, supporting inclusion of all people in congressional apportionment. A Freshfields team comprising partner Aaron Marcu, special counsel Scott Eisman, and associates Elena Hadjimichael, Christian Vandergeest, and Robert Barton has filed an amic...
Editor - 19 November 2020 United States of America
The legal issue between Google and the press agencies in France
The Paris Court of Appeal (Cour d'appel de Paris) today rejected Google's action for annulment of the interim measures’ decision issued by the Competition Authority on 9 April 2020, in the case regarding neighbouring rights of press agencies and publishers.  On 9 April 2020, the French C...
Adelie Cordier - 12 November 2020
Justice delayed is justice denied. The importance of an expeditious and reasoned judgement
Court orders handed down long after the conclusion of a hearing – up to two years’ later in some cases – or delivered without the judge providing reasons for the decision, are contrary to the rule of law, prolong uncertainty and delay the delivery of justice.  The matter of M...
Henri Strydom - 16 September 2020 South Africa
Seven in 10 Americans want the Supreme Court to continue to broadcast live-audio oral arguments after COVID-19
At the onset of the pandemic, the United States Supreme Court adopted transparency measures such as broadcasting lauded live-audio clips of oral arguments. These measures have been a revolution for American justice, and 70 percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by PSB support the c...
Editor - 13 June 2020 United States of America
How New South Wales (Australia) courts are resuming their activity
Australia Judicial System is trying to reopen their courts. New South Wales Supreme Court has resumed face-to-face civil hearings on 1 June 2020 and will be resumed criminal jury trials from 29 June 2020. "For the first time in living memory, personal appearances were essentially banned in our cour...
Editor - 03 June 2020 Australia
Sanitary measures announced by the Court of Justice of the European Union in order to host hearings
The Court of Justice of the European Union has announced the adoption of several sanitary measures to ensure that hearings can take place from the end of May and from the beginning of June. These measures have been applied in the Court of Justice and in the General Court and concern access to the i...
Editor - 01 June 2020
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