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Legal news from Sunday, May 31, 2009
by Ximena Marinero

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama on Sunday dismissed calls from Amnesty International (AI) to publish the official death toll during the finals weeks of the armed conflict that ended earlier this month. Bogollagama said that only Sri Lankan courts will be permitted to investigate both …

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by Ximena Marinero

Officials from the G8 countries on Saturday agreed to work toward establishing a system for trying pirates captured in African waters. The recent increase in pirate activity has created problems for where to try captured pirates. If the pirates are tried in Europe, they may be able to bring successful asylum claims, and in …

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