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Legal news from Sunday, April 29, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

As some 700,000 secularist Turks took to the streets of Istanbul Sunday demanding the resignation of Turkey's government, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, a member of the ruling Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the country's sole presidential candidate, said he would not …

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by Joshua Pantesco

German lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck says that he will refile a war crimes complaint against former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Spain with the help of Spanish counterparts after the German Federal Prosecutor's office Friday rejected a bid to prosecute the suit in Germany under that country's universal jurisdiction law, according to a …

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by Joshua Pantesco

China's government continued its campaign against corrupt public officials Sunday by unveiling a set of new rules aimed at ensuring the integrity of public servants. The proposed 55-article regulation will take effect on June 1. The articles authorize reprimanding, demoting, and firing public officials who commit a variety of offenses, including failing to perform the duties …

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by Joshua Pantesco

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said Saturday that NATO will investigate allegations of human rights violations committed by Afghan prison officials. Scheffer's comments follow allegations made by Canadian human rights groups that Canada, a NATO member and prime contributor to ISAF, NATO's security assistance force in Afghanistan, …

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