Legal news from Saturday, June 26, 2010
13:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Legislative Council of Hong Kong [official website] on Friday approved an addition of 10 members [amendment, PDF] to its body. By a vote of 46-12, the council approved increasing its membership number to 70 one day after it approved changes [The Standard report] to the way in which [read more]

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[JURIST] The UK High Court [official website] ruled [judgment text] 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 [read more]

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[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] on Friday warned people and nations that practice torture [JURIST report] that they cannot escape the reach of justice [statement]. Commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Pillay noted that 45 UN member states have not [read more]

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