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Legal news from Thursday, November 26, 2009
by Patrice Collins

Canadian former Chief of Defence Staff Rick Hillier testified in front of the House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday, denouncing allegations that Afghan detainees transferred from Canadian to Afghani authority were likely tortured by Afghan officials. Hellier dismissed statements made last week by Richard …

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by Brian Jackson

The UK's Chief Inspectorate of Constabulary Wednesday released a report critical of the manner in which British law enforcement handled protesters at the G20 summit held in London in April. The report also detailed a number of proposals to deal with future protester gatherings, including more proportionate amounts of force, increased training for police forces on …

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by Brian Jackson

The Honduran Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that ousted former president Manuel Zelaya cannot legally return to office. The court's decision is a significant blow to Zelaya's prospects for regaining power. Under the so-called Tegucigalpa/San Jose accord, Zelaya would have been able to return to the office …

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