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Legal news from Monday, November 14, 2011
by Jerry Votava

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) voiced concern on Friday regarding recent events in Egypt, "including the military trial and jailing of a blogger/activist." The blogger, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was imprisoned by Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) at the end of …

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by Sung Un Kim

The Egypt Supreme Administrative Court on Monday suspended a verdict handed down last week by the Mansoura Administrative Court that prohibited former officials of the National Democratic Party (NDP) to participate in the upcoming election. As a result, most of the officials who joined other parties or plan to run independently are now allowed to continue …

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by Jamie Davis

The presidents of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Friday told the UN General Assembly that the tribunals are in need of experienced staff to complete their work. The presidents warned of the difficulties in retaining staff at the ICTY and …

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by Jennie Ryan

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on Sunday that would institute a number of changes to the country's constitution. The proposed reforms include a limit on the number of terms a president can serve, the creation of the office of vice president and a provision allowing the …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The court granted certiorari in three separate cases, reserving five-and-half-hours for oral argument on the issue. The court agreed to hear two hours of arguments on the constitutionality of the …

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