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19:09 EDT

[JURIST] Thabo Mbeki [official profile] announced Saturday that he would resign as president of South Africa in the wake of allegations that he had interfered in a corruption case against political rival and current African National Congress [party website] leader Jacob Zuma [JURIST news archive]. Earlier this month Judge Chris [read more]

07:09 EDT

[JURIST] Council of Europe (COE) [official website] Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg [official profile] expressed concern with several UK asylum and immigration procedures in a memorandum [text] released Friday. The memorandum was the result of visits by Hammarberg to the UK last February and March, which included visits to [read more]

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[JURIST] The Venezuelan government ordered two senior officials of Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] to leave the country Thursday night after the group released a report [press release] concluding that democracy and human rights have suffered during the presidency of Hugo Chavez [official profile, in Spanish; BBC profile]. According [read more]

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