ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian govt to pay $75,000 to family of dead military cadet

 

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.

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Iranian court orders U.S. to pay $245 million to victims of chemical attacks in Iran-Iraq war

An Iranian court ordered the U.S. administration to pay $245 million to the victims of chemical attacks carried out by Saddam Hussein’s forces during the Iran-Iraqi war of 1980 to 1988.

Iran’s Judiciary spokesman, Gholam Eje’I, told the Fars news agency: “a number of people who have been harmed during the chemical bombing have filed lawsuits.

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US attorney General jeff sessions orders a review of police reform

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review on Monday of all police reform agreements and investigations initiated by the Justice Department, part of an effort to cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement.

The directive, issued in a two-page memorandum, effectively opens a re-examination of an aggressive effort by the Obama administration to force local police to reform many policies, from the use of deadly force to how officers deal with minority communities.

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Norwegian court orders hairdresser to pay fine for discriminating against Muslim woman

The case went to trial after Ms. Hodne refused to pay an initial fine. [Photo: express.co.uk]

The Norwegian Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a hairdresser to pay 7,000-kroner ($812) fine for discriminating against a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf.

The court rejected an appeal by Merete Hodne, a hairdresser who was convicted of discriminating against a Muslim woman.

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India court orders cinemas to play national anthem

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Indian cinema theatres must play the national anthem before each film screening, India’s Supreme Court ordered on Wednesday, according to lawyers linked to the case.

The order comes amid a debate in the country about the rise of aggressive nationalism in India under the Hindu-right wing Bharatiya Janata Party government.

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