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Legal news from Monday, December 24, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II

The Lebanese government Monday presented a draft law to amend the Lebanese constitution so that Gen. Michel Suleiman can become president of Lebanon. Under the present Lebanese constitution the presidency cannot be held by a sitting military commander. Anti-Syrian and pro-Syrian members of Lebanon's parliament have been unable to reach an agreement …

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by Dennis Zawacki II

UN and Dutch government representatives have signed an agreement under which the Netherlands will host the new international tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Larry D. Johnson and Dutch Ambassador Frank Majoor inked the Headquarters Agreement Friday in New York. The agreement is expected …

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by Dennis Zawacki II

Representatives of Nepal's leading political parties signed an agreement Sunday that would abolish the country's monarchy as part of a plan to bring members of Communist Party of Nepal - Maoists (CPN-M) back into the country's government. The agreement contemplates calling a special assembly in early 2008 to rewrite the country's constitution and eliminate the monarchy after …

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