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Legal news from Monday, October 17, 2011
by Jennie Ryan

A group of rights organizations and lawmakers on Monday called for Australia to investigate a top ranking official in the Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra for war crimes violations allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan Navy during clashes with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009. The call …

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by Jennie Ryan

The Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris on Friday ordered French Internet service providers to block access to Copwatch Nord Paris I-D-F, a website designed to allow civilians to post videos of alleged police misconduct. The decision was applauded by the police union, Alliance Police Nationale (APN) [union website, in …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in four cases. In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will determine whether three oil companies are immune from US lawsuits under the Alien Tort Statute of 1789 for torture and international law violations that took place overseas. In a similar …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

Elouise Cobell, who successfully led plaintiffs in the Indian trust class action lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior (DOI), died from cancer Sunday at age 65. The resulting $3.4 billion settlement for mismanaged Indian land royalties was the largest settlement in US government history. Cobell, who was an accountant and …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

Defense counsel for Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim rested its case on Monday in Anwar's sodomy trial, for which a verdict is expected by the end of the year. The prosecutor plans to call four witnesses to refute testimony of one of the defense experts, an orthopedic surgeon, who …

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