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Legal news from Saturday, February 28, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin has called for greater protection of individual rights and increased oversight of intelligence agencies in a report to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The report, obtained by AP, is critical of the weak supervision of intelligence …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The Argentina Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced Friday the implementation of a new law containing provisions aimed at bringing the military and its justice system under increased civilian control. The legislation was signed into law last August. The law is seen by many as a response to the return of democracy and the …

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by Steve Czajkowski

China's top legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (SCNPC), approved a new food safety law Saturday which will setup a commission to supervise the country's food monitoring system, according to state media reports. The law passed by a vote of 158-7 and is to take effect June 1. It is …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Friday denied an appeal by the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking to stop a lawsuit brought by an Islamic charity alleging it was the subject of an illegal wiretap by the National Security Agency (NSA). The …

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