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Legal news from Saturday, October 24, 2009
by Christian Ehret

An Argentinian court Friday sentenced retired general Jorge Olivera Rovere and retired colonel Jose Menendez to life sentences for crimes committed during the Argentine military dictatorship, commonly referred to as the "Dirty War". Rovere, who had authority over several detention centers during the dictatorship, was found guilty of four murders and responsible …

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by Brian Jackson

US Attorney General Eric Holder reiterated the need for authorities to adhere to the rule of law when conducting investigations into potential terrorist activities in a speech Friday on the role the Department of Justice (DOJ) plays in investigating terrorism. Holder appeared to take issue with how such investigations were handled by the Bush administration, saying: …

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by Christian Ehret

Germany's constitutional court on Thursday ruled that surviving partners in a registered civil partnership have a right to collect under the occupational pension scheme for civil service employees. The court found that affording such payments to surviving spouses in a marriage but excluding civil partners violated the equal treatment provision in Article 3.1 …

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