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17:08 EDT

[JURIST] More than 50,000 people gathered in the Mali capital of Bamako on Sunday to protest a law passed recently by the National Assembly [official website, in French] to extend the rights of women. The new law [BBC report] gives women greater inheritance rights and increases the minimum age in [read more]

15:08 EDT

[JURIST] Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) [official website] rapporteur Dick Marty [BBC profile] on Friday called on [press release] European countries to show accountability for their role in assisting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] in using secret prisons [JURIST news archive]. The statement follows reports [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia has granted [opinion, PDF] lawyers for another Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee permission to question Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the self-proclaimed architect of the 9/11 attacks [JURIST report], in a ruling made [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Honduras [official website, in Spanish] said Saturday that if ousted president Manuel Zelaya [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] returns to the country, he will stand trial for treason and abuse of power. There are also reports that the interim government has confined Venezuelan and Argentinian [read more]

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