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Legal news from Sunday, July 10, 2011
by Aman Kakar

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected two appeals from Swiss Muslims challenging Switzerland's ban on construction of minarets. The court ruled that the appeals were inadmissible because the complaints failed to meet the requirements of Article 35 Section 3 and 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights. …

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by Ashley Hileman

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Sunday urged Senegal not to deport former Chadian president Hissene Habre back to Chad, where he has been sentenced to death. Pillay advised Senegal to review its decision to return Habre, citing a possible violation of international law due to the …

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by Aman Kakar

Lawyers associated with Thailand's outgoing ruling Democrat Party filed papers with the Election Commission on Friday challenging the Puea Thai party's election victory. The filings seek to dissolve the Puea Thai party on grounds that the party's campaign involved former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and other banned politicians. A spokesperson for the Democrat Party denied being …

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by Ashley Hileman

The Republic of South Sudan was recognized as an independent country on Saturday, making it the world's 193rd nation. In the capital city of Juba, President Salva Kiir was sworn in for a four-year term, in which he hopes to lead the world's newest nation into a time marked by less corruption and violence. After …

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