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Legal news from Monday, March 4, 2013

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Ben Emmerson [official profile] called Monday on the US government to publish the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence [official website] report detailing investigations into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] … [read more]

[JURIST] The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic [official website] on Monday voted to impeach outgoing President Vaclav Klaus [official website, in Czech] for charges of treason. After a 38 to 30 vote [Reuters report], the Senate filed a complaint in the Constitutional Court [official website, in Czech] … [read more]

[JURIST] Yemen's government should stop seeking and carrying out the death penalty for child offenders, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said [press release] in a report [text, PDF] on Monday. The report found that since 2007 Yemen executed at least 15 men and women who were under 18 at … [read more]

[JURIST] A Moscow court on Monday began preliminary hearings in the posthumous trial against Russian whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky [JURIST news archive]. This case marks the first time that Russia will carry out a legal proceeding [AFP report] against a deceased person. During the hearing, the judge is expected to … [read more]

[JURIST] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday began the trial of 94 people charged [press release] with plotting to overthrow the government. The group of defendants includes unnamed doctors, academics, lawyers and other professionals [Guardian report] arrested over the past year and accused of forming a secret network with … [read more]

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