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Legal news from Friday, January 11, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Friday for a UN commission to examine human rights abuses in North Korea. The rights group stated that little has changed within the totalitarian government since Kim Jong-un succeeded his father Kim Jong-il in leading the country one year ago. HRW stated the situation may be …

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by Addison Morris

The Sri Lankan Parliament voted in an overwhelming majority on Friday to impeach Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and drafted an official motion imploring the president to remove her from office. According to the motion, the Chief Justice's actions have "plunged the entire Supreme Court and specially the office of the Chief Justice into disrepute." …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The war crimes court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Friday sentenced a former Bosnian Serb police officer to 20 years in prison for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. 42-year-old Bozidar Kuvelja was found to have been actively involved in a 1995 military search for Bosnian Muslims in …

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by Max Slater

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday requested that the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit review a decision last month that struck down Illinois' ban on carrying concealed weapons. A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit, relying on the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller …

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by Sarah Posner

An Austrian court convicted three neo-Nazis on Thursday of glorifying Nazism over the Internet, sentencing them to as many as nine years in prison. Neo-Nazi leader Gottfried Kuessel was sentenced to nine years in prison for creating the Alpen-Donau website, which promotes Nazism. Kuessel spent time in prison during the 1990s for his attempt to create a …

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