Legal news from Sunday, April 10, 2011

[JURIST] Democratically elected Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara should investigate "atrocities," including murder and rape, committed by opposing political forces during recent conflicts, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] report [press release] requested Saturday. According to the report, forces loyal to Ouattara, known as the Republican Forces of Cote … [read more]

[JURIST] Libyan officials on Sunday promised a new constitution and "a Libyan form" of democracy, but provided no explanation as to what role current Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] might play in the new government. Libya currently has no constitution, but rather, is governed by a … [read more]

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