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Legal news from Saturday, February 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

France's National Assembly voted on Saturday to approve an article that would redefine marriage as between two people, rather than one man and one woman. The article is part of a larger bill to legalize same-sex marriage in France. The bill is one of the biggest social reforms [RIA Novosti …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng on Friday warned of an increased risk of reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuareg and Arab civilian populations in the northern regions of Mali. When fighting broke out between government forces and Tuareg rebels in January, the president declared a state of emergency …

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by Max Slater

A court in Giza, Egypt, on Saturday sentenced former interior minister Habib el-Adly to three years in prison for abusing his position by forcing public officials to work on his home and property, which the court found was an illegal use of labor. El-Adly, who worked as the head of security for former president Hosni Mubarak …

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by Max Slater

The top court in Ontario on Friday upheld Canada's general ban on marijuana, reversing a lower court decision which held that the nation's marijuana laws were unconstitutional. The Court of Appeal for Ontario held that although a total ban on the use of medicinal marijuana would be unconstitutional, serious illness does …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its annual World Report on Thursday, emphasizing the need for emerging governments in the Middle East and North Africa to develop strong human rights commitments in the wake of the series of revolutions in 2011 known as the Arab Spring. The comprehensive report summarizes important human rights issues from …

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by Addison Morris

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) said Thursday that Greece must improve detention conditions for migrants and effectively implement recent legislative developments to enhance screening procedures for asylum-seekers. The WGAD, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, visited Greece for 11 days, finding that the conditions of many of the …

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by Alison Sacriponte

The Milan Court of Appeals on Friday convicted three Americans for their roles in the 2003 rendition kidnapping of Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. Due to diplomatic immunity, all three men had been acquitted in the previous trial where the Milan court convicted 23 former CIA …

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