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Legal news from Wednesday, December 28, 2011
by Jamie Davis

Navy rear Adm. David Woods, commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, has proposed a new rule that would require military officials to review all legal correspondence between lawyers and the detainees accused of involvement in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the AP reported Tuesday. The new rules would require …

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by Jamie Davis

An Egyptian court on Wednesday resumed the trial of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak after a month-long adjournment. The trial was adjourned in October in order to allow the court time to rule on a motion made by lawyers representing the victims' families to have the three judge panel in the …

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by Jerry Votava

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Human Rights Section of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) issued two reports on Tuesday detailing activities such as torture and unlawful killings allegedly carried out by Haitian National Police (HNP), and urged Haitian leaders in …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

The US has extradited Rasema Handanovic, a woman accused of killing Bosnian Croat civilians during the 1992-1995 Bosnian Civil War, according to US officials Tuesday. Handanovic, along with Edin Dzeko who was extradited last week, served in a unit of the Bosnian Army that attacked a village in Trusina on April 16, 1993, resulting …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Alaska on Tuesday dismissed the petition of federal prosecutors, finding that British Petroleum (BP) was not negligent in a 2009 oil spill. Because the spill, which released 13,500 gallons of oil onto the North Slope of Alaska, was not a result …

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