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Legal news from Sunday, April 10, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi

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) report requested Saturday. According to the report, forces loyal to Ouattara, known as the Republican Forces of Cote d'Ivoire, killed more than 100 civilians, raped at least 20 …

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by Drew Singer

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 might play in the new government. Libya currently has no constitution, but rather, is governed by a book Gaddafi wrote in the 1970s, as well as Gaddafi …

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