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Legal news from Saturday, March 26, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi

A Wisconsin legislative measure designed to curb the collective bargaining power of unions could become law as early as Saturday, despite an order enjoining Wisconsin Secretary of State Douglas La Follette from publishing the legislation. The Budget Repair Bill was published on the Wisconsin Legislative Bureau online on …

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by Aman Kakar

The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday granted Canada's request to hear its dispute of the EU's ban on the import of seal products. Canada requested establishment of a panel to hear the dispute in February. In its request, Canada alleges that the seal ban is inconsistent with …

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by Aman Kakar

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Navi Pilay on Saturday urged the Syrian government to heed to the demands of protesters instead of responding with violence. Pilay warned that continued repression of the Syrian people would only lead to more anger and violence. She advised the Syrian government to look to the recent events in …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will send an independent, international commission to investigate allegations of serious human rights abuses during post-election violence in the Ivory Coast, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) announced Friday. The resolution, which was passed without a vote, was introduced …

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