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Legal news from Saturday, January 21, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

The UN expressed concern on Friday over Cambodia's decision to not appoint the reserve judge to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) over "ethical concerns." The UN stated that the ethical concerns were unfounded. The previous judge, Judge Siegfried Blunk, resigned in October over statements made by …

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by Michael Haggerson

Mali signed an agreement Friday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to become the first African country to agree to enforce the ICC's sentences of imprisonment. Article 103 of the Rome Statute, which governs the ICC, states that " sentence of imprisonment shall be served in a State designated by the Court from a …

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by Jamie Davis

US oil company Chevron Corp announced Friday that it has filed an appeal with the National Court of Justice in Ecuador asking it to reconsider the decision rendered by an Ecuadorian judge that would require Chevron to pay $18 billion in damages from the pollution it has caused to the Amazon …

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by Jamie Davis

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Friday that a policy in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, that bans registered sex offenders from entering the city's public libraries is unconstitutional. The court reasoned that the policy violated the fundamental right to receive information under the First Amendment of the Constitution …

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by Jerry Votava

The UN Special Rapporteur on North Korean Human Rights Marzuki Darusman called Friday on the new leadership of North Korea (DPRK) to improve human rights concerns in their country. The statement comes as North Korea begins a new era of leadership under Kim Jong-un, the son of and successor to the …

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