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Legal news from Sunday, December 25, 2011
by Sung Un Kim

Bulgaria will ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the beginning of 2012, a member of the Bulgarian parliament announced on Sunday. According to Svetlana Angelova this ratification will result in several legislation amendments that will ensure that Bulgarian citizens with disabilities are treated as equal citizens and …

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by Sung Un Kim

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast denied that Iran was actively involved in the 9/11 attacks after allegations in Thursday's default judgment in Havlish v. Bin Laden. A Southern District of New York judge granted the plaintiffs' …

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by Max Slater

A group of Attorneys General representing 24 US states and territories filed an amicus brief with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday arguing that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can require cigarette packages to display graphic images of the dangers of smoking. The AGs believe that the …

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by Max Slater

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon issued a statement on Friday, chastising both the government of President Bashar al-Assad and violent protesters regarding the continuous bloodshed in Syria. Approximately 44 people were killed Friday in two suicide car bomb attacks in Damascus. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) [official …

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