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Legal news from Sunday, November 25, 2007
by Benjamin Klein

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif successfully returned to Pakistan after seven years in exile Sunday to lead his party [Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) website] in the upcoming parliamentary elections. He flew from Saudi Arabia into the international airport in Lahore, his hometown and traditional power base. A spokesman for Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf insisted …

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by Benjamin Klein

New Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has told the Polish Parliament that his government will refuse to sign the European Charter of Fundamental Rights, part of the new EU Reform Treaty. Tusk said the decision, which follows a similar statement made earlier this month by the country's …

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by Benjamin Klein

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has officially indicated that it will be unable to complete its work before the expiration of its December 2008 mandate. ICTR spokesman Roland Amoussouga made the announcement at a press conference Saturday during the second day of the Commonwealth summit in Uganda, saying that there would be "at least one …

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by Alexis Unkovic

The Bolivian Constitutional Assembly approved the text of a new draft constitution for the country Saturday, according to Constitutional Assembly President Silvia Lazarte. Bolivian President Evo Morales has sought a full rewrite of the country's constitution to facilitate widespread social change since his election as …

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by Alexis Unkovic

The Iraqi parliament Sunday conducted a preliminary reading of a proposed law that would allow former Baath Party members not convicted of any crimes to return to their previously held government positions, participate in the political process, and serve in the civil and military service. Hardline Shiite lawmakers allied with cleric …

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by Alexis Unkovic

US District Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California Friday stayed until March 24 a challenge to the implementation of new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations intended to make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to obtain US employment. Breyer granted a government motion seeking to …

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