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Legal news from Sunday, August 15, 2010
by Erin Bock

The Canadian Bar Association passed a resolution at its annual meeting Saturday opposing a federal bill [C-232 materials] that would require Supreme Court of Canada. justices to speak both French and English. The private member's bill recently passed the Canadian House of Commons by a slim majority and is now before the Senate [Edmonton Journal …

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by Daniel Makosky

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday praised the United Kingdom's recent ratification of a treaty designed to extend legal safeguards to UN and humanitarian personnel participating in relief efforts. With the UK's formal approval of the instrument last month, the minimum threshold of 22 signatories to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the …

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