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Legal news from Saturday, March 31, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Friday agreed to hear the case of Guantanamo detainee and Algerian national Djamel Ameziane. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), co-counsel for Ameziane, states that Ameziane has been held at Guantanamo Bay without any charge or …

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by Michael Haggerson

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled on Friday that certain portions of Wiscosin's Budget Repair Bill, which limits the rights of unions to collectively bargain, are unconstitutional. Seven of Wisconsin's largest public unions challenged the bill on grounds of right to …

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by Jamie Davis

A French court in the town of Rouen decided that French-Rwandan citizen Claude Muhayimana can be sent to Rwanda to face charges concerning his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, reports said on Friday. An international arrest warrant for Muhayimana was issued in December after he was accused of participating in killings and other crimes against humanity. …

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by Jamie Davis

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday urged the Chilean government to pass a new law aimed to protect its citizens from discrimination based on their sexual and gender identities. Spokesperson for the OHCHR, Rupert Colville, released the statement in response to the killing of a 24-year-old gay man, …

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by Matthew Shames

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