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Legal news from Saturday, December 3, 2011
by Max Slater

A three-judge panel for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) accepted a request by prosecutors on Friday to reduce the number of crimes they intend to prove against former Serbian general and alleged war criminal Ratko Mladic from 196 to 106. The panel declared that the …

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by Dan Taglioli

The Australian Labor Party Saturday officially amended its platform to support same-sex marriage. The ruling party's decision to support same-sex marriage followed emotional debate and speeches from both sides of the issue at its national conference in Sydney, where 400 delegates voted to amend the party's platform while accepting Prime Minister Julia Gillard's call for …

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by Dan Taglioli

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted in an emergency session Friday to adopt a resolution strongly condemning the recent violence in Syria. The UNHRC resolution sets the stage for action by other UN bodies and international institutions, calling for the appointment of a special human rights investigator on Syria, the suspension of Syrian security …

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