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Legal news from Sunday, October 18, 2009
by Amelia Mathias

Spanish protesters rallied in Madrid on Saturday in opposition to a law that would relax restrictions on abortions. Protesters adopted the slogan "Every life matters" and former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar spoke in support of the protesters. Estimates claim that between 250,000 and two million protesters attended, but no objective count [BBC …

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by Amelia Mathias

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon established an investigation committee on Friday to look into possible human rights abuses by Guinean soldiers on September 28. The Guinea junta on Saturday also appointed a mixture of doctors, lawyers, and judges to a National Commission for an Independent Investigation, with similar goals. A spokesperson for Ban said:The Secretary-General …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution Friday endorsing the final report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which recommends that both Israel and Hamas should conduct credible investigations into alleged human rights violations that took place during Operation Cast Lead [Global Security …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Proceedings against Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett were delayed Saturday, after his lawyers requested more time to develop their defense. Bennett faces charges under Zimbabwe's Public Order and Security Act for unlawfully possessing weapons and provoking others "to commit terrorism, …

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