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Legal news from Sunday, October 30, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) on Sunday delayed the start of its first war crimes trial. The ICTB, a special court established to try individuals suspected of war crimes in relation to the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan, was slated to hear arguments in the case of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, leader of …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The UN and the League of Arab States on Saturday released statements condemning violence in Syria after an estimated 40 people were killed in protest-related encounters this week. UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon issued a statement saying "the calls of the Syrian people for change must be answered with far-reaching reforms, not repression …

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by Ashley Hileman

An anonymous official in India-controlled Kashmir reported Saturday that amendments to the Public Safety Act (PSA) have been approved. Prior to amendment, the law treated youth 16 years and older as adults, allowing them to be arrested. Now, no one under the age of 18 will be detained for purposes of prosecution under the act. The …

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by Ashley Hileman

International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Sunday that he has evidence against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi for his role in planning attacks on Libyan civilians. According to Ocampo, Saif al-Islam, who remains on the run from authorities, hired mercenaries to assist him in carrying out his plans to attack civilians that …

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