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16:12 EDT

[JURIST] Several human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], on Sunday expressed concern over the potential for violence as the Thai government begins the forced deportation of 4,000 ethnic Hmong [materials] to Laos from a refugee camp inside Thailand. The Hmong fear that they [read more]

15:12 EDT

[JURIST] At least four people were killed in Iran on Sunday after violence broke out between government security forces and opposition protesters. The protests, which were the largest since those that followed the June presidential election [JURIST news archive], interrupted [Tehran Times report] the Shia Muslim celebration of Ashura, which [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Former US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor [JURIST news archive] and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) [advocacy website] this week began a campaign to urge state legislatures to move towards merit-based judicial appointments instead of direct judicial elections. According to the IAALS [read more]

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