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Legal news from Sunday, July 6, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts

The UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Sunday called "deplorable" what it termed "false US assurances" about rendition flights through the UK Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia and said the "failure of the United States Administration to tell the truth resulted in the UK Government inadvertently misleading" the committee and the House of Commons about …

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by Abigail Salisbury

A class of plaintiffs suing several dozen US companies which did business in South Africa during apartheid will ask to narrow their claims Tuesday in a status conference to be held in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). The plaintiffs are South Africans seeking to hold the businesses liable under …

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by Abigail Salisbury

A new tool for measuring adherence to the rule of law developed by the World Justice Project (WJP) was presented at the World Justice Forum in Vienna Thursday. The development of the Rule of Law Index was sponsored by the American Bar Association and is based on principles …

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