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Legal news from Friday, November 23, 2012
by Samuel Franklin

Amnesty International (AI) urged Philippine authorities on Friday to put a stop to the killings of Maguindanao massacre witnesses and their families. Marking the third anniversary of the infamous mass murder of journalists, AI's Deputy Asia-Pacific Director Polly Truscott remarked that as witnesses and the families of victims have become engulfed by a long and …

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by Peter Snyder

The Economic and Finance Minister of Argentina, Hernán Lorenzino, held a press conference on Thursday indicating Argentina's intent to appeal a US judge's ruling ordering it to pay $1.33 billion to bondholders. District Judge Thomas Griesa for the US District Court for the Southern District of …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday unsealed an arrest warrant for Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. Pursuant to the warrant, Simone Gbagbo is accused of committing crimes against humanity during Ivory Coast’s post-election crisis in 2010 - 2011. She is …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Egypt's incumbent president Mohammed Morsi issued a decree on Thursday vastly expanding his powers. Pursuant to the decree, Morsi's decisions are not subject to judicial review and he can reopen trials for officials from the government of deposed president Hosni Mubarak. The decree also dismissed Egypt's prosecutor …

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