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Legal news from Sunday, May 25, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

Luis Moreno-Ocampo chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), told Reuters Sunday that the ICC was investigating possible new war crimes committed by the Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in recent attacks on Uganda villages. The attacks follow the apparent collapse of a …

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by Andrew Gilmore

National Iranian Oil Co. Director of International Affairs Hojatollah Ghanimi Fard derided US bill HR 6074 on Saturday, calling it "inexpert" and "a projection of US economic problems" in an interview with Shana [Shana.ir report], the news service of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum. The proposed legislation passed the …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was arrested Saturday by Belgian authorities at his home outside of Brussels, after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a sealed warrant for his arrest …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Myanmar's military junta continued its controversial referendum on a draft constitution Saturday in areas hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis earlier this month that left some 130,000 people dead or missing according to the latest estimates. Voting took place in 47 townships, 40 in the vicinity of the former capital Yangon. The referendum was held in the …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

The leaders of Pakistan's governing Pakistan People's Party presented an anticipated 62-point constitutional amendment package at a news conference Saturday, saying it would be presented to the country's parliament by the end of June. The package - an attempt at a political compromise - anticipates restoring all the superior court judges removed by President Pervez …

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