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Legal news from Sunday, April 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

The Rwandan Supreme Court ruled on Saturday that the plea for release by Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebel leader Laurent Nkunda can only be heard by a military court. According to Nkunda's counsel, Aime Bokanga, the court held that since the military was responsible for Nkunda's detention, a military court must hear his case …

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by Dwyer Arce

The upper house of the Afghan parliament, the Meshrano Jirga, on Saturday backed a decree allowing the president to appoint all of the members of the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC). The decree was issued in February by President Hamid Karzai following the disputed 2009 presidential election. Previously, the ECC …

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by Steve Czajkowski

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on Kyrgyzstan to protect all forms of human rights, including "free speech and freedom of the media." In a statement to the to the Jogorku Kenesh, the parliament of Kyrgyzstan, Ban stressed the importance of respecting human rights of all people:Robust …

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