Uber will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.
Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm by rejecting its license renewal bid in September, citing its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers.
Uber’s 40,000 drivers, representing around one in three of all private hire vehicles on the British capital’s roads, can continue to take passengers until the appeals process is exhausted, which could take years.
The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Nigerian government to pay $75, 000 to the family of a deceased cadet of the Nigerian army, Elshadai Kwasu, for alleged violation of the deceased right to life.
The deceased, a 19-year-old military cadet, died during the conduct of a waterman-ship training in April 2015.
Following his death, the late cadet’s father, Danladi Kwasu, approached the court to demand the invocation of relevant sections of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the grounds of alleged violation of his child’s right to life.
An EU top court on Wednesday ruled that EU states must take in a share of refugees, dismissing complaints by Slovakia and Hungary and reigniting an angry row between east and west.
The government of Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister, Victor Orban, was characteristically blunt about the European Court of Justice, calling its decision to uphold an EU policy drafted in the heat of 2015 migrant crisis as “appalling”.
He said that it denounces a political “rape of European law and values”.
However, Germany, which took in the bulk of over a million people who landed in Greece two years ago, said it expected the formerly communist states, to impose quotas of asylum-seekers on states.