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[JURIST] The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] on Monday released the full text [PDF] of its appeals judgment in the case of Kaing Guek Eav [NYT backgrounder], also known as "Duch." Case 001, [ECCC backgrounder], which was the first case … [read more]

[JURIST] A trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat [official website] on Monday convicted 23 people of crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The riots stemmed from anger over the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train. As a result of the casualties, riots … [read more]

[JURIST] Syrian security forces have executed more than 100 civilians and opposition fighters during recent attacks, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [text, PDF] Monday. Accompanying the report, emergencies researcher at HRW stated [press release] that in an attempt to stop uprisings, pro-government and government officials have gone too … [read more]

[JURIST] The Israeli justice minister has proposed a bill that would allow the Israeli Knesset to reinstate laws that have been struck down by the Israeli Supreme Court [official websites]. Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman [official profile] last week proposed the bill, which would give parliament authority to overturn Supreme Court … [read more]

[JURIST] The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federal [official website, in Russian] on Monday dismissed all charges [press release, in Russian] against a Russian doctor accused of negligence in the death of former Russian lawyer and purported whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky [JURIST news archive], who died [JURIST report] in a Moscow … [read more]

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