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Legal news from Sunday, August 26, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Saturday that he will introduce a bill in October to the National Assembly and Senate that would allow same-sex couples to get married and adopt children. Ayrault made this statement in a speech at an annual gathering of the French Socialist Party (PS) in …

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by Matthew Pomy

Amnesty International (AI) on Friday announced it received credible reports that nine prisoners in Gambia, which has gone more than 25 years without an execution, were executed on Thursday. The reported executions come less than a week after Gambian President Yahya Jammeh vowed to execute all death row inmates. Jammeh …

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by Matthew Pomy

The UN envoy to Somalia on Saturday expressed growing concern over the continuing delays in selecting the new parliamentarians who are scheduled to elect a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker on Tuesday as part of the "Roadmap for the End of Transition." The members of the new parliament will be selected by …

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