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Legal news from Saturday, April 4, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

Bavaria's Secretary of Justice Beate Merk told reporters Saturday that the deportation of Nazi prison camp guard John Demjanjuk, does not amount to torture. Demjanjuk was recently charged with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder by German prosecutors for his alleged involvement at the Sobibor concentration camp. On Friday, …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday strongly criticized the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) investigation into possible war crimes that were committed during recent fighting in the Gaza Strip. In an interview with a reporter, Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said the probe is an attempt to demonize Israel …

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by Steve Czajkowski

US President Barack Obama may lift travel and money transfer restrictions with Cuba, according to statements by administration officials Saturday. The new rules would allow Americans with family members in Cuba to make unlimited trips to the country and would permit them to send unrestricted amounts of money for …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A senior judge in the UK House of Lords on Friday criticized the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), saying the court has overstepped its bounds and is attempting to create a "federal law of Europe." In a recent lecture, Lord Hoffman, the second senior law lord, said that attempts by …

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