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Legal news from Sunday, March 27, 2011

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Friday condemned [press release] a ban on strikes and inciting protests [JURIST report] in Egypt as a violation of international law. Upon ratification by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces [NYT backgrounder], the proposed law will impose prison sentences and fines … [read more]

[JURIST] The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) [advocacy website] filed a complaint [text, PDF] on Thursday to compel the release of documents related to the 2009 Honduras coup [JURIST report]. The complaint names the US Department of Defense (DOD) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official websites] as defendants alleging the … [read more]

[JURIST] US Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) [official website] on Friday announced [press release] legislation requiring an immediate halt to military action in Libya until Congress authorizes its resumption. The Restoring Essential Constitutional Constraints for Libyan Action Involving the Military (RECLAIM) Act [text, PDF] cites Article 1, Section 8 [Cornell LII … [read more]

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