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Legal news from Sunday, November 25, 2012
by Jerry Votava

Egypt President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday agreed to meet with judges after issuing a decree that removed judicial review of his actions and vastly expanded his power. Morsi has indicated that the decree is temporary and was not intended to focus power in the presidency. Morsi plans to meet with …

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by Jerry Votava

The European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) on Saturday arrested Fatmir Limaj, a prominent political figure in the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) and former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). Limaj was arrested for his actions actions during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news …

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by Max Slater

The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) chastised Russia on Friday for intimidating journalists and human rights activists and ignoring allegations of torture. The CAT, a panel composed of 10 human rights experts, presented a report on Friday that laid out a set of criticisms against Russia and urged Russia to take immediate action to prevent …

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by Max Slater

New Zealand announced Friday that it will support Australia in an ongoing legal dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) between Australia and Japan over Japanese whaling near Antarctica. Australia filed a complaint against Japan in the ICJ in May 2011 arguing that Japan's whaling practices in the Antarctic …

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