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Legal news from Sunday, April 15, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday that Congo President Joseph Kabila should immediately arrest General Bosco Ntaganda and deliver him to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges of enlisting children and using them in hostile activities. Although an arrest warrant was issued by the ICC in 2006 and made public …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Maldives Police Service on Sunday sent to the Prosecutor General's Office the case of the arrest of Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed, in which the police filed charges against former president Mohamed Nasheed. Although details of the charges have not been confirmed, it is possible they involve a violation of constitutional arresting …

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by Matthew Pomy

Madagascar passed a law granting amnesty to those who committed crimes during the political unrest in the country over the last three years, but excluded human rights violations for which former president Marc Ravalomanana has been convicted and sentenced to death, officials said Saturday. This effectively continues to block Ravalomanana's return to Madagascar. He was …

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by Matthew Pomy

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a legally binding resolution, Saturday that officially calls for an end to the violence in Syria. This resolution is the first legally binding resolution passed by the Security Council since the violence began last year. The resolution also authorizes the deployment of a military observer team to …

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