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Legal news from Monday, September 28, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling on Monday urged banks to cut back on bonuses immediately instead of waiting for legislation following an agreement reached at last week's G-20 summit. In a speech to the Labour Party conference, Darling said that he hoped banks around the world would all cut back on …

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by Matt Glenn

Zimbabwe's Supreme Court dismissed charges Monday against ten people, including rights activist Jestina Mukoko, who had been charged with conspiring against President Robert Mugabe. The court held that Mukoko, who is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), was tortured by security forces and …

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by Matt Glenn

Israel has threatened to deny the Palestinian Authority (PA) permission for a second cellular phone provider to operate in the West Bank unless the PA drops its request that the International Criminal Court investigate Israel for possible war crimes, Haaretz reported Sunday. The PA has contracted with Wataniya Mobile to …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A new Constitutional Court of Qatar, established to hear disputes over matters of constitutional interpretation, became functional Sunday. The court will act primarily to ensure that legislation complies with the country's constitution, which took effect in 2005, but will also be an appellate court for disputes over lower courts' interpretations of the …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Only about one out of every four individuals charged with terrorist activities has been prosecuted because federal agencies do not agree on what constitutes a terrorist, according to a study released Sunday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. The study looked at thousands of records from the Administrative Office of …

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