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Legal news from Monday, May 14, 2012
by Dan Taglioli

The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) on Sunday indicted a former opposition leader for alleged human rights atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan. Ghulam Azam, 89, is the former head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI). He opposed the independence of Bangladesh and reportedly aided the Pakistani Army during …

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by Dan Taglioli

Ugandan military forces Saturday captured one of the highest leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), the rebel militia group headed by alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony. The Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) ambushed and captured Major General Caesar Achellam along the banks of the River Mbou in …

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by Dan Taglioli

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday remarked on her visit to South Sudan, praising the country's development and calling on the new nation to commit to a human rights infrastructure of laws, institutions and practices. Pillay met with top government officials, civil society organizations and other UN divisions working in the …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should acknowledge civilian casualties from air strikes in Libya and investigate possible unlawful attacks, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Monday. In a 76-page report, "Unacknowledged Deaths: Civilian Casualties in NATO's Air Campaign in Libya," HRW examined eight NATO air strikes which resulted in 72 civilian …

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