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Legal news from Sunday, December 4, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

The Afghan government has failed to ensure and protect human rights since the Taliban government ended ten years ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Sunday. Afghanistan created a transitional government and announced intentions to hold elections and create a new constitution when the Bonn Agreement was signed on December 5, 2001. HRW reports that …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

Wall Street organizations International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation implemented by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that limits speculative trading. The CFTC adopted a Position Limits Rule on October 18 on the grounds that the rule …

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by Ashley Hileman

Myanmar President Thein Sein on Friday gave his official approval to a bill allowing the country's citizens to conduct peaceful protests, if the protests are approved in advance. The bill includes requirements that demonstrators must comply with in order to hold a peaceful protest, one of which involves notifying the authorities five days in advance …

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by Ashley Hileman

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday declined to issue a preliminary injunction against Samsung Electronics, as requested by Apple. District Judge Lucy Koh's ruling against Apple is the latest decision in a legal battle, which began in April …

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