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Legal news from Saturday, October 1, 2011
by Julia Zebley

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday called for Kosovo to institute an independent witness protection program. Spokesperson Rupert Colville made the comment in reaction to the recent death of Agim Zogaj, a major witness for the prosecution against senior Kosovo politician and parliamentarian Fatmir Limaj. …

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by Julia Zebley

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled on Friday that former Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj has received all guarantees of due process and fair proceedings available, and his trial will not be discontinued. In July, Seselj alleged that he …

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by Erin Bock

A UN commission urged Syrian authorities on Friday to allow human rights experts to conduct an investigation into allegations of human rights violations. The three-member commission of inquiry was established by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in September after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay reported that at least …

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by Erin Bock

The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday issued a memorandum giving military chaplains permission to participate in or officiate same-sex marriage ceremonies. The memorandum, released by Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Dr. Clifford Stanley further provides that chaplains can perform a ceremony either on or off military property …

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