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Legal news from Saturday, January 7, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged Yemen to accept the international prohibition against granting amnesty for human rights violations. Yemen is currently considering passing legislation which would grant amnesty for a period during which human rights violations may have taken place. She stressed that victims deserved justice and …

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by Jerry Votava

An investigative commission in Afghanistan issued a statement on Saturday alleging the abuse of prisoners held by the US military at prisons in their country. The commission called for the transfer of all prisoners held by the US military to Afghan custody. The detainees held by US forces are a combination of Afghan nationals …

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by Michael Haggerson

The federal government filed a brief on Friday before the US Supreme Court arguing that the minimum coverage provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which requires almost every US citizen to obtain health insurance by 2014 or face a tax penalty, is constitutional. The government is attempting …

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by Jerry Votava

The Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and 12 other human rights groups issued a statement on Friday urging the government of Tunisia not to extradite former Libyan prime minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi, warning that he would be "at a real risk for torture" …

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