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Legal news from Friday, June 18, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday ruled 7-0 that Canadians have a limited right to government information if the information is necessary to the effective exercise of the freedom of expression and is not privileged. The court held that under § 2(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guaranteeing …

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by Hillary Stemple

A UN independent human rights expert on Thursday called for the immediate release of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other "prisoners of conscience" in order to create improved conditions for upcoming elections. Suu Kyi is currently awaiting the decision on her final appeal challenging the 18-month extension …

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by Sarah Miley

The Taiwan High Court on Friday extended the jail sentence of former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian for two months while the former leader prepares his appeal to a 20-year sentence for corruption and embezzlement. The court denied Chen's request for bail, stating that he posed a …

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by Sarah Miley

A ruling was released Thursday by Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) denying a request from former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani to be exempt from prison strip searches, citing security concerns. Kaplan issued the ruling on Monday, but …

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by Sarah Miley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday announced that the Security Cabinet has agreed to ease the nation's land blockade of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government has been under increasing international pressure to review its policy towards Gaza since its May 31 raid of several Turkish ships bound for the strip left nine …

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by Hillary Stemple

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Thursday released a report detailing the globalization of organized crime and its threat to international security. The report specifically addressed the global economic impact of human and drug trafficking, sale of illicit firearms, piracy, identity theft and the illegal exploitation of natural …

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by Hillary Stemple

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday indicted Pakistani-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad on 10 counts of terrorism and weapons charges related to his alleged role in last month's attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square. Five charges were added to the original complaint, …

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by Dwyer Arce

A Utah firing squad executed inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner on Friday, after the US Supreme Court failed to stay the execution. The execution comes as the first of its kind in the US in 14 years, and only the third since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty …

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by Ann Riley

Canada's Commission of Inquiry into the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 released its final report Thursday. Led by former Canadian Supreme Court justice John Major, the Commission found that there were various institutional organizations that did not fulfill their responsibilities. Major condemned the Canadian Security Intelligence Service …

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by Drew Singer

The Netherlands Rotterdam District Court on Thursday sentenced a group of Somali pirates to five years in prison for hijacking a cargo ship registered in the Netherlands Antilles. The five men were arrested last year during an attempt to forcibly board a cargo ship in the Gulf …

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by Sarah Miley

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday opened a new proceeding to identify the legal approach that will best support its efforts to develop universal access to "high quality" Internet broadband services. The FCC was forced to revisit its method of broadband regulation under its National Broadband Plan after the DC …

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