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Legal news from Wednesday, September 29, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

More than 500 international, US, state and local human rights and immigration advocacy organizations sent a letter to US President Barack Obama Wednesday expressing concern over the use of local law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of federal immigration law. The organizations, which included the Southern Poverty Law Center, AFL-CIO, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Amnesty …

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by Sarah Miley

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday upheld the war crimes conviction former Croatian Parliament member Branimir Glavas for ordering the torture and death of Croatian Serbs in the town of Osijek in 1991 during the Serbo-Croatian War. The court sentenced Glavas to eight years in prison …

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by Sarah Miley

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed an appeal by Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunmen to survive the three-day siege of Mumbai that killed 166 in November 2008. Kasab, a Pakistani national, filed the appeal in June after he was convicted in May for his role …

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by Dwyer Arce

The National People's Congress never considered removing the death penalty as a punishment for corruption during the consideration of an amendment to the criminal code, legislator Chen Sixi stated Tuesday. The proposed amendment, which would reduce the number of capital crimes, was presented to the Standing Committee of …

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by Andrea Bottorff

France's National Assembly began considering Tuesday a new bill [No. 2400 text, in French] that would would make it easier to deport illegal immigrants and strip immigrants accused of violent crimes of their French citizenship. The proposal, which supporters argue will help decrease crime in the country, targets immigrants …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday announced a collaborative project that will support and strengthen regional courts in the former Yugoslavia. The ICTY, partnered with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) and the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute …

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by Ann Riley

The Icelandic Parliament on Tuesday voted 33-30 to refer charges against former prime minister Geir Haarde to the Landsdomur, a special court created to try government ministers. Haarde is the first world leader charged in relation to the financial crisis, and, if convicted, he could face …

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by Ann Riley

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a stay Tuesday allowing federal funding for stem cell research to continue pending a full appeal. After hearing oral arguments on Monday, the three-judge panel dissolved the temporary stay issued earlier this month so it could …

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by Daniel Richey

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice (OSCJ) on Tuesday struck down several provisions of Canada's anti-prostitution laws, citing the danger they generate for sex workers. Invalidated were provisions of § 210, § 212 and § 213 of the Canadian Criminal Code, which proscribe the keeping of a "common bawdy house," engaging in communications …

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