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International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern t...

News Releases

Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
2014-08-03
Reporters without Borders
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
IFJ Condemns Sentences Given to Al Jazeera English Journalists
2014-06-23
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined the world community to condemn today’s verdict by a Cairo court in the case involving journalists from Al Jazeera English
Politically-orchestrated trial ends in long jail terms
2014-06-23
Reporters Without Borders
In a sign of the Egyptian regime’s increasingly totalitarian nature, a Cairo court today passed sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison on Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Ad...
Rachel Corrie's Death is Not Merely "Regrettable Accident"
2012-08-28
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV condemns Israeli court decision absolving army of responsibility in death of Rachel Corrie.

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Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
Canadian Court to the Entire World: No Links For You!
Sutton, Maira
Article
2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered Google to remove entire domains from its search results — a decision that could have enormous global implications on free expression. This is the late...
Canadian lawyers and Chevron's court battle over environmental damage in Ecuador
Iler, Kirsten
Article
2014
rabble.ca
A storm of controversy erupted amongst Canadian lawyers when the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) decided to intervene in Chevron's appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal is part of Chevron's...
Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth
Brasch, Walter
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The story of an injunction against against a journalist who dared to tell the truth.
Extraordinary Violence at 500 Pearl Street
The Sentencing of Jeremy Hammond
Tarrant, Anthony
Article
2013
Dissident Voice
On Friday, November 15, 2013, extreme violence with malicious intent was meted out by Federal District Court Judge Loretta Preska in the sentencing phase of 28 year old hacktivist Jeremy Hammond befor...
First Look Media Publishes Warrant 'Canary,' Releases Software for Managing Canaries
Marquis-Boire, Morgan; Oberlander, Lynn
Article
2015
The Intercept
Today The Intercept’s parent company, First Look Media, published a warrant "canary" -- a statement that attempts to assure readers that the company has not been compelled to comply with a secret gove...
Guardian gagged from reporting parliament
Article
2009
Today's published Commons order papers contain a question to be answered by a minister later this week. The Guardian is prevented from identifying the MP who has asked the question, what the question ...
How the Trafigura story came to be told
Article
2009
Gag defeated by press, web users and MPs.
Trafigura gag attempt unites house in protest
Article
2009
Efforts by the law firm Carter-Ruck to stop reporting of a Commons question about Trafigura have outraged MPs on all sides.
US has a new tool to control the masses
No one should want the state to have power to strip your clothes off. And yet that's what is happening, thanks to the supreme court
Wolf, Naomi
Article
2012
The Guardian
Denouncing a new US Supreme court ruling that allows police to strip search any person who is placed under arrest for any offence at any time. Wolf says this state sanctioned sexual humiliation is a t...
Very Mention of Snowden's Name Makes Prosecutors Tremble
Froomkin, Dan
Article
2015
The Intercept
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has become such a powerful symbol of government overreach that federal prosecutors in a terror case in Chicago are asking the judge to forbid defense attorneys from ev...
WikiLeaks, Corruption and the Super Injunction
Suppression and Information
Kampmark, Binoy
Article
2014
Counterpunch
In Australia, whose institutions still pride themselves on an antiquated obsession with aspects of English gagging, suppression orders do retain a certain mystique. They certainly do in the Australian...

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The Trial of Steven Truscott
LeBourdais, Isabel
Book
1966
LeBourdais makes the case for the innocence of Steven Truscott, a 14-year-fold boy convicted, and sentenced to death, for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in southwestern Ontario.


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