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Legal news from Sunday, October 16, 2011
by Dan Taglioli

The head of the European Commission (EC) Sunday announced plans to propose criminal sanctions for wrong-doers in the financial sector. In an interview-format article published over the weekend, EC President Jose Manuel Barroso stated that during the coming week he will propose to introduce into European law for the first …

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by Dan Taglioli

The Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on Saturday issued a decree banning discrimination on the basis of race, gender or religion. The SCAF article, Law Decree No. 125 / 2011, amended Criminal Law provisions first passed in 1937. The new article imposes heavy penalties, amounting to fines of up to EGP …

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by Ashley Hileman

International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Saturday that the court will launch investigations specifically aimed at three to six individuals for their alleged involvement in post-election violence following last November's elections in the Ivory Coast. Ocampo arrived in the country on Saturday after receiving permission …

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by Ashley Hileman

Members of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group defended the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in a filing on Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. In the filing, the three Republican members of the group, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), …

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