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Legal news from Sunday, February 4, 2007
by Caitlin Price

A prominent French Socialist Party (PS) leader called Sunday for France to recognize its crimes in colonial Algeria, including the alleged massacres of 45,000 Algerians demanding independence at the end of World War II, but stopped short of calling for an official French apology. Speaking at a conference in Algiers, Jack Lang, …

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by Caitlin Price

Kuwaiti draft legislation broadening women's rights was approved by a parliamentary panel Sunday and will likely be debated in the house in the next two months. The panel's head, MP Saleh Ashour, revealed that the bill would make government housing, currently only offered to married men, available to women who are …

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by Melissa Bancroft

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad introduced Gholam Hossein Elham as his candidate for justice minister to the parliament Sunday. Elham, a strong supporter of Ahmadinejad, currently works as official spokesperson for the Iranian government. In order for Elham to be officially named to the post, the Parliament will …

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by Melissa Bancroft

Australian Prime Minister John Howard spoke out Sunday in support of the Pentagon's decision to recharge 31-year-old David Hicks, the single Australian terror suspect at Guantanamo Bay, notwithstanding US inclusion of a criminal count - providing material support to terrorists - that was only put into law four months ago. Australian …

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by Melissa Bancroft

Bangladeshi security forces picked up 13 ex-ministers and senior politicians from their homes in raids in Dhaka Sunday. The government cited recently-promulgated emergency powers as the basis for the detentions. Bangladesh country has been in political turmoil since former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina began feuding over proposed electoral reforms. After the disagreements led …

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by Caitlin Price

Former US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made her decision to step down in July 2005 after consulting with then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist, according to a Newsweek interview released Sunday. O'Connor told the magazine, talked a little bit. I was concerned about whether he …

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