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Legal news from Saturday, June 12, 2010
by Hillary Stemple

The Sri Lankan government announced Friday that the country's Cabinet has voted to remove presidential term limits that restricted presidents from serving more than two terms in office. The Cabinet also approved changes to the Sri Lankan Constitution to give the president the power to appoint the members commissions that oversee elections and human rights violations …

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by Hillary Stemple

International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Friday called on the UN Security Council to support the arrest of two Sudanese men indicted for war crimes. The suspects, Ahmad Harun and Ali Kushayb, are wanted for crimes related to the ongoing violence in the …

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by Sarah Miley

Google claims that its collection of private information over Wi-Fi networks for its Street View maps was inadvertent and did not violate any laws, according to a letter released Friday by the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives. Last month, committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA), Ranking …

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by Sarah Miley

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday adopted an amendment to the Rome Statute including a definition for the crime of aggression and creating jurisdictional conditions for prosecution. The amendment was adopted after ICC nations reached a compromise on the definition and implementation of the offense as the Review Conference of the Rome …

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