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Legal news from Saturday, September 15, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged religious and political leaders around the world to encourage an end to violence that erupted after a US citizen released an anti-Islam film last week. While Pillay said she "fully understand why people wish to protest strongly against" the film, she "utterly condemn" the violence that …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced Friday that he will implement an indefinite moratorium on executions due to "numerous appeals." The international community was very critical of Jammeh when he executed nine prisoners last month after vowing to execute all death row inmates by the middle of September, ending a 27-year moratorium on executions in the …

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by Max Slater

A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down a controversial law that limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Juan Colas, a judge for the Dane County Circuit Court, held that the collective bargaining law, known as the Budget Repair Bill, violated union workers' rights to freedom of speech, freedom …

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by Max Slater

Prosecutors in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Friday urged the tribunal to seize the passport of former Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Thirith whose release was ordered after she was declared mentally unfit to stand trial. The ECCC ruled on Thursday that Ieng Thirith is suffering …

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