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Legal news from Sunday, April 1, 2012

[JURIST] George Boley, former leader of the Liberian Peace Council (LPC), was removed from the US on Saturday for his role in human rights abuses in the 1990s during the Liberian Civil War [Global Security backgrounder]. An immigration judge ordered his removal [press release] from the US in February for … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns on Friday called on India's government to take stronger measures to end extrajudicial and arbitrary executions [press release]. While commending India for its willingness to listen to new ideas and improve in the area of human rights, Heyns … [read more]

[JURIST] A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website]on Friday urged the Cambodian government to give its full cooperation to the new judges [text] that will eventually be appointed to investigate the genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime [BBC backgrounder]. The statement also explained that the secretary-general will begin … [read more]

[JURIST] President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) [advocacy website] Nabeel Rajab, an outspoken critic of violent government crackdowns against protesters, may face criminal charges for the role he has played in anti-government protests, his lawyer said Sunday. Rajab was arrested [AP report] just before a planned demonstration … [read more]

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