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Legal news from Sunday, February 14, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

US lawmakers on Thursday called for legislation to mitigate the effects of the recent Supreme Court decision easing restrictions on political campaign spending by corporations. The proposal was put forth by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Representative Chris van Hollen (D-MD). As outlined, the legislation would ban foreign companies, or those controlled by …

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by Dwyer Arce

The former attorney general for England and Wales Lord Peter Goldsmith called for an investigation into whether British intelligence agencies were complicit in the torture of terror suspects abroad. Goldsmith said that government arguments against their complicity in torture by foreign intelligence services had only created more confusion about the issue. He stopped short …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) on Friday ordered Elections Canada (EC) to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Act by ensuring that polling facilities are accessible to voters with disabilities. The CHRT ruled that in failing to provide accessible facilities for voters with disabilities, the EC "engaged in a discriminatory practice …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Chinese Embassy in Washington DC claims that prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, missing for more than a year, is working in the Urumqi region, according to human rights organization Dui Hua Foundation on Saturday. The statement characterizes the information as "sparse," and it contradicts Gao's …

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