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Legal news from Sunday, December 2, 2012
by Cynthia Miley

The presidents of both Colombia and Nicaragua on Saturday expressed hope for avoiding war and using dialogue to resolve a territorial and maritime dispute following a recent ruling on the issue by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ ended the dispute between the two nations by ruling that Colombia has sovereignty …

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by Cynthia Miley

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Sunday indefinitely halted its operations amid pressure from protestors aiming to block the judges from meeting to rule on the validity of the country's new constitution. Supporters of President Mohamed Morsi flooded the court, blocking the judges from entering and forcing them to delay hearing a …

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by Matthew Pomy

Two Kenyans facing charges in the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Sunday that they will be running together in the country's upcoming presidential race. Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former cabinet minister William Ruto are two of four Kenyans set to stand trial in the ICC in April for crimes against humanity arising out …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Israeli government on Sunday unanimously rejected the recent UN General Assembly resolution upgrading Palestine's UN status to non-member observer state. In response to the UN action Israel passed its own domestic resolution that rejects the General Assembly's decision entirely and claims it has no effect on Israeli citizen's rights to disputed territory. …

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