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Legal news from Sunday, November 26, 2006
by Melissa Bancroft

French foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said Sunday that the issuance of arrest warrants for nine senior Rwandan government officials relating to the 1994 plane crash of President Juvenal Habyariman was simply a judicial act by anti-terrorism judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere and was not a political act endorsed by the French government. In a radio …

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by Caitlin Price

The chief prosecutor in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial said Sunday that audio tapes and documentation proving that Hussein personally ordered the 1988 gassing of Kurdish villagers will be submitted to the court hearing his case. Munqith al-Faroon told Reuters that he possesses tapes of meetings between Saddam and senior Baathist officials revealing that Hussein had sole …

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by Leslie Schulman

Israel's High Court ruled Sunday that a proposed portion of Israel's Security Fence running north of Jerusalem is legal despite its segregation of five villages and about 1,500 Palestinians from the rest of Israel. Many of the villagers hold Israeli identification cards. Chief Justice Aharon Barak wrote:e accept the State's …

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by Leslie Schulman

UN Independent Expert on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Liberia Charlotte Abaka, recently returned from an 11-day visit to that country, has called on the Liberian government to press ahead with its Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and appoint members to its Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR). …

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by Michael Sung

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet publicly assumed "full political responsibility" for the actions of his 1973-90 military regime in a statement released Saturday. The statement was read aloud by his wife at the celebration of Pinochet's 91st birthday, and marked the first time Pinochet has taken responsibility for his regime's actions, which included human …

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by Michael Sung

Nepal's House of Representatives Sunday passed a citizenship bill granting opportunity to apply for citizenship to an estimated four million people living in the Terai region along the country's southern border with India. The bill declares that individuals born before mid-April 1990 and who have been residing in Nepal since that date, are eligible to acquire …

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