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Legal news from Sunday, July 1, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

The UN-backed Action Group on Syria generated an agreement on Saturday designed to aid Syria in ending the violence that has occurred in the country over the last 16 months. The plan outlines six steps the international community must take as well as steps Syria must take for a successful transition, including ending …

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by Keith Herting

Amnesty International (AI) issued a statement today advocating for governments to more fully support the International Criminal Court (ICC). The statement, which marked the tenth anniversary of the ICC coming into effect, called on nations to demonstrate their support for the court by "publicly committing to backing up the court politically and …

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by Keith Herting

The UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises expressed its concern on Friday that Rio+20, the recent UN Conference on Sustainable Development, failed to expressly state that businesses must respect human rights. The Rio+20 conference, which took place June 20-22, concluded with an outcome document entitled …

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