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Legal news from Thursday, November 27, 2008
by Kayleigh Shebs

The Iraqi parliament on Thursday approved a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that sets a 2011 deadline for the withdraw of US troops but also passed an additional law calling for a national referendum on the pact in July 2009. The vote on the SOFA had been delayed several times while majority Shia and …

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by Ximena Marinero

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday in a new report that Greece and Turkey are according inhumane treatment to migrants and possible asylum seekers from Iraq and elsewhere attempting to enter the EU. The report describes the migrants as trapped in a "revolving door" because the EU's Dublin II Regulation stipulates that the …

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by Ximena Marinero

Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said Wednesday that he is considering indicting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert following police recommendations in connection with his alleged double billing of state and charitable donors for travel expenses in 2002-2006 while serving as a government official. Olmert allegedly accumulated over $100,000 in an account handled …

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