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Legal news from Saturday, November 12, 2011
by Julia Zebley

The State Tax Service of the Ukraine on Friday announced formal charges against former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko for embezzlement and tax evasion. The new charges allege that during her time as head of United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU) in 1996, Tymoshenko hid $165 …

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by Dan Taglioli

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called Friday for an investigation of the previous day's aerial bombing of a refugee camp in Unity State in South Sudan. Refugees in the camp claimed to witness an Antonov plane, often used by northern Sudan as a makeshift bomber, circling the camp …

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by Dan Taglioli

An internal UN conflict was publicized Friday concerning a dispute between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the judges he appointed to his employee rights safeguards tribunals. Just over two years after Ban instituted the internal justice system, its judges have charged the UN chief with attempting to limit their powers and "undermine the …

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