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Legal news from Sunday, August 26, 2012

[JURIST] French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Saturday that he will introduce a bill in October to the National Assembly and Senate [official websites, in French] that would allow same-sex couples to get married and adopt children. Ayrault made this statement in a speech at an annual gathering of … [read more]

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Friday announced it received credible reports [press release] that nine prisoners in Gambia [JURIST news archive], 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN envoy to Somalia [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Saturday expressed growing concern [press release] 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." … [read more]

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