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Legal news from Sunday, June 15, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

The British military has held the last two Iraqis in its custody without charge or access to lawyers for five years, similar to US detentions at Guantanamo, lawyers for the men alleged in a report published in the Independent Sunday. Faisal Attiyah Nassar al-Saadoon and Khalaf Hussain Mufdhi, both supposedly involved in the deaths of two British soldiers [BBC …

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by Deirdre Jurand

Pakistani Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan told the Associated Press Sunday that despite the end of the "long march" the country's lawyers' movement will continue protesting for the reinstatement of judges ousted after President Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency law in November 2007. The "long march" …

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by Deirdre Jurand

The top judge in South Africa's Cape High Court accused judges of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Friday of political bias after they filed a complaint with the country's judicial disciplinary body earlier this month against him. The Constitutional Court judges said in a unusual public statement that they were filing the …

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