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Legal news from Tuesday, December 25, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II

Cambodian students and Buddhist monks protested Tuesday in Phnom Penh, asking the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC) to quickly begin trials against former leaders of the late-1970s Khmer Rouge communist regime for crimes against humanity. Over 600 demonstrators took to the streets over concerns that the trials are moving too slowly and that …

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by Dennis Zawacki II

Italian police have arrested former Uruguayan naval intelligence officer Nestor Jorge Fernandez Troccoli for crimes relating to the kidnapping and murder of Italian citizens and others who opposed South American military dictators during the 1980s, according to Italian media reports Monday. The Italian government has issued over 140 arrest warrants for various members of the dictatorships who coordinated their …

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by Dennis Zawacki II

An Israeli military prosecutor has concluded that Israel's use of cluster bombs during the 2006 Lebanon war was justified and did not violate any standards of international law, according to an Israeli army statement released Monday. Maj. Gen. Gershon HaCohen found that "the use of this weaponry was legal once it was determined that, …

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