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Legal news from Monday, April 9, 2012
by Jamie Davis

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Monday released the full text of its appeals judgment in the case of Kaing Guek Eav, also known as "Duch." Case 001,, which was the first case before the ECCC, was originally decided by the Supreme Court …

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by Jamie Reese

A trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat 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 broke out targeting Muslims who were blamed for starting the …

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by Jamie Reese

Syrian security forces have executed more than 100 civilians and opposition fighters during recent attacks, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. Accompanying the report, emergencies researcher at HRW stated that in an attempt to stop uprisings, pro-government and government officials have gone too far without any apparent concern about accountability for their crimes. …

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by Andrea Bottorff

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. Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman last week proposed the bill, which would give parliament authority to overturn Supreme Court decisions that find laws unconstitutional. If a majority …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federal on Monday dismissed all charges against a Russian doctor accused of negligence in the death of former Russian lawyer and purported whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison in November 2009. Larisa Litvinova, who was Magnitsky's doctor …

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