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Legal news from Sunday, August 21, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

Libyan Prime Minister Al Baghdad Ali Al-Mahmoudi requested that the UN create a "high-level commission" to investigate alleged human rights abuses by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Though NATO was mandated by the UN to use force in order to stop Muammar Gaddafi from fomenting violence upon …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Sunday that nine lawmakers will be removed from their parliamentary positions for election fraud in the disputed September 2010 election. The representatives are to be removed because they allegedly did not receive a majority vote in 2010. Though many contest the …

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by Daniel Richey

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has filed an appeal with the UN Human Rights Committee complaining of multiple violations of international law stemming from his five-year incarceration at Guantanamo from 2002 to 2007. Hicks, an Australian national, is asking the Australian government to "request the US authorities to …

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by Daniel Richey

Attorneys for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday asked the US Supreme Court to uphold a controversial law that makes it illegal to falsely claim to be a decorated military veteran. The Stolen Valor Act, enacted in 2005, makes it a federal crime for an individual to "falsely represent himself or …

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