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Legal news from Sunday, December 14, 2008
by Caitlin Price

The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Saturday voted down a challenge to the constitutionality of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar's appointment, as Pakistani Law Minister Farooq H. Naek defended Dogar as the lawful chief justice. The PBC unanimously adopted a measure denouncing as illegal the November 2007 declaration of emergency rule by then-Pakistan president Pervez …

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by Caitlin Price

Rape and sexual warfare have been employed by the national army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as well as by rebel groups, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report released Friday. The report, based on an AI research mission to North Kivu, said that army units engaged …

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