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Legal news from Saturday, May 15, 2010
by Erin Bock

Human Rights Watch on Friday urged the new UK government to set up a judicial inquiry on torture allegations and reaffirm its support for human rights. The rights group claimed that allegations of complicity in the torture of terrorism suspects have badly damaged the nation's reputation and that steps need to be …

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by Ann Riley

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter on Friday urged reforms to legal systems to fight hunger and promote the right to food. The UN High-Level Task Force for the Global Food Crisis is meeting next week in Dublin to update the 2008 Comprehensive Framework …

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by Ann Riley

Spokesman for Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Qassim al-Aboudi announced Friday that the completed recount of votes cast in the March 7 parliamentary elections showed no signs of fraud or major irregularities. The official tally after the 11-day recount of 2.5 million ballots will be announced Monday. After the …

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by Patrice Collins

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), a small business lobby group, joined a lawsuit on Friday challenging the constitutionality of the recently enacted health care reform law. The NFIB joins 20 states in a legal battle that began in March when a complaint seeking injunction and declaratory relief was filed …

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