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Legal news from Saturday, June 26, 2010
by Brian Jackson

The Legislative Council of Hong Kong on Friday approved an addition of 10 members to its body. By a vote of 46-12, the council approved increasing its membership number to 70 one day after it approved changes to the way in which Hong Kong's chief executive is elected. While Hong Kong's current …

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by Brian Jackson

The UK High Court ruled Friday that restrictions must be placed on whether British soldiers in Afghanistan may transfer detainees to Afghan-run detention facilities. The judgment, delivered by Lord Justice Richards and Justice Cranson, examined the allegations of abuse of seven detainees at the hands of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan's intelligence agency. …

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by Zach Zagger

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday warned people and nations that practice torture that they cannot escape the reach of justice. Commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Pillay noted that 45 UN member states have not ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or …

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