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Slim's Criminal Law News Jan 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

This is how they do justice elsewhere.

Outcry after Indonesia executes 6 for drug trafficking

An Indonesian firing squad executed six convicted drug traffickers early Sunday, sparking condemnations from human rights groups and foreign leaders. 11 more words

Foreign Law

William D. Araiza, Foreign and International Law in Constitutional Gay Rights Litigation: What Claims, What Use, and Whose Law?, 32 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 455-508 (2006)

This article examines the use of foreign and international law in the adjudication of U.S. constitutional claims in gay rights cases.  It explores the distinction between structural provisions and individual rights provisions, and it argues that foreign law can be particularly useful in advancing individual rights claims.   14 more words

II.E. Foreign And International Law

Anjuli Willis McReynolds, What International Experience Can Tell U.S. Courts about Same-Sex Marriage, 53 UCLA L. REv. 1073-1105 (2006)

Three approaches to applying international materials in judicial decision-making are identified and examined by this author.  Each approach is explored in light of the decision in… 42 more words

Same-sex Marriage

Elizabeth Kukura, Finding Family: Considering the Recognition of Same-Sex Families in International Human Rights Law and the European Court of Human Rights, 13 Hum. Rts. Brief 17-20 (2006)

This brief article examines the treatment of same-sex partners and their families by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).  It first lists the countries that have either legalized same-sex marriage or some other form of relationship recognition.   35 more words

Same-sex Marriage

Slim's Criminal Law News Dec 22

It takes a certain kind of person.

Indonesian janitors sentenced in school rape case

Five Indonesian janitors were sentenced to up to eight years in jail Monday for raping a 6-year-old boy at a school in Jakarta.

Sexual Assault