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Legal news from Sunday, April 22, 2012

[JURIST] Ukraine's ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was returned to prison on Sunday after being sent to a clinic Friday for medical treatment. Tymoshenko has refused to be treated [JURIST report] by the Ukrainian doctors at her prison for back problems she has been experiencing, as she believes they are under … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya will visit the United States from April 23 to May 4 to launch the UN's first ever investigation into the rights situation [press release] of Native Americans. Anaya will be looking into the rights of Native Americans, Alaska Natives … [read more]

[JURIST] The Egyptian Constitutional Court [official website, Arabic] announced Saturday that it cannot rule on an act of parliament that banned certain candidates from the upcoming presidential elections [IFES election guide]. The court said that it is only able to rule on the constitutionality of a law [AFP report] after … [read more]

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