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Legal news from Monday, February 27, 2012
by Jamie Davis

Over 80 percent of voters in Syria have voted to approve the new Syrian constitution, officials said Monday. The proposed constitution will impose term limits on the president as well as provide for a multi-party system. However, the term limits will theoretically begin once the constitution passes, meaning President Bashar al-Assad's previous time in office …

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by Jamie Davis

Thousands of Sri Lankans joined government-sponsored protests on Monday in opposition to a proposed UN Human Rights Council resolution concerning crimes that allegedly occurred during the country's civil war. The protests, which were planned throughout 150 cities on the same day that the council began a four-week session in Geneva, were organized in an attempt to show …

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by Jamie Reese

Dr. Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association (IBA) on Sunday published the second in a series of reports examining the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). The report, "The ECCC- A Failure of Credibility," asserts that the legitimacy of the ECCC is undermined, and, in order to promote …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The Supreme Court of Indonesia on Monday restored a 15-year prison sentence for radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for his conviction on terrorism charges. Bashir appealed to the Supreme Court his conviction by the Jakarta High Court, which had reduced his prison sentence from 15 years to nine years, …

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by Sarah Posner

Judge Carl Barbier of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana postponed the trial over the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill Monday, hours before it was set to begin, in order to give British Petroleum (BP) more time to reach a settlement agreement. Barbier adjourned …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The Spanish Supreme Court in a 6-1 decision acquitted Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon Monday of abuse of power charges. Garzon was charged with abusing power by ordering the exhumation of 19 mass graves in Spain in order to assemble a definitive national registry …

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by Sarah Posner

The former governor of Delta state in Nigeria, James Ibori, pleaded guilty in a UK court on Monday to 10 counts of money laundering and conspiracy to commit fraud. The former governor of Nigeria's oil-rich state is one of the wealthiest, most influential political figures in the country. Ibori was extradited to London to stand trial after …

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