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Legal news from Saturday, September 20, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts

Thabo Mbeki 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 leader Jacob Zuma. Earlier this month Judge Chris Nicholson effectively dismissed the latest case against Zuma …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Council of Europe (COE) Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg expressed concern with several UK asylum and immigration procedures in a memorandum released Friday. The memorandum was the result of visits by Hammarberg to the UK last February and March, which included visits to the Colnbrook and Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centres. …

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by Joe Shaulis

The Venezuelan government ordered two senior officials of Human Rights Watch (HRW) to leave the country Thursday night after the group released a report concluding that democracy and human rights have suffered during the presidency of Hugo Chavez. According to a statement from Venezuela's Foreign Ministry …

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