Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

OMAN – Omani British Lawyers Association launches

  A new bilateral group, the Omani British Lawyers’ Association (OBLA) held its inaugural event recently, attended by the Law Society’s vice-president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, who spoke on the role of the Law Society in a diverse...

QATAR COLLEGE OF LAW’S EXTERNSHIP PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS GAINS

Students of LAWC gained understanding of ethics working with legal professionals at an Externship Fair held recently Sadef & Students of Qatar University’s College of Law (LAWC) met with a number of legal sector representatives in...

EGYPT – Mubarak sentenced to life, Egypt protests

FORMER Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in killing protesters, after a trial that sets a precedent for holding Middle East autocrats to account.   His sentence was not...

GCC – Gulf countries launch GCC Customs Union Authority

  THE six Gulf countries have announced the launch of a formal body to strengthen cross-border trade, following the creation of a Customs Union in 2003, UAE official news agency WAM reported. The GCC Customs Union...

Corporate counsels recognised and rewarded

  MORE than 300 leading legal professionals – both in-house and from local, regional and international law firms – attended the inaugural Corporate Counsel Middle East awards 2012 at The Westin Hotel Dubai on May 17....

Bahrain gets new labour law

NEW legislation including tougher punishments for companies that flout health and safety standards, grants private sector workers 30 days of annual leave and increases the length of maternity leave will finally come into effect after four...

Egypt delays challenge to parliamentary vote law

  A panel of Egyptian judges postponed a case contesting the constitutionality of parts of a law regulating last year’s legislative vote which Islamists won.    The advisory panel gave the government’s lawyers and the plaintiff...

Bahraini activist on trial

A prominent Bahraini human rights activist has appeared in court charged with inciting protests by using social networking sites.    Nabeel Rajab was arrested on May 5 at Manama’s airport, on his return from Beirut.   ...

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