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Legal news from Saturday, June 28, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

Former Cambodian Foreign Minister Ieng Sary is set to appeal his provisional detention in a June 30 open hearing to be broadcast on radio and TV stations, according to documents released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Sary …

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by Benjamin Klein

The Afghan juvenile justice system is in serious need of reform, according to a study conducted by the Afghan Independent Human Right Commission (AIHRC) in collaboration with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The report, released on Thursday, says that child detainees in Afghanistan face ongoing rights violations and are deprived of access to education, …

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by Steve Czajkowski

US firearm ownership advocacy groups filed lawsuits in Chicago and San Francisco late this week seeking to overturn laws which ban handguns within the cities. The lawsuits were filed within a day of the US Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the Court ruled 5-4 …

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by Benjamin Klein

A proposal by the Italian government to fingerprint the country’s Roma minority drew fierce criticism from the human rights community and Roma advocates on Friday. Interior Minister Roberto Maroni announced plans on Thursday to fingerprint thousands of Roma children, saying that the process would help to reduce street begging …

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