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Legal news from Tuesday, April 9, 2013
by Daniel Mullen

Justice Jawwad Skawaja of the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled on Tuesday that the trial for former Pakistani president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf will be postponed until April 15. While the decision was designed to give Musharraf's lawyers enough time to prepare a response to the allegations, the court rejected [Al …

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by Peter Snyder

Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as the fourth president of Kenya Tuesday. Kenyatta, who is the son of Kenya's first president Jomo Kenyatta, was elected in a closely contested race with 50.07 percent of the vote. Kenyatta is currently facing International Criminal Court (ICC) charges of crimes against …

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by Blake Lynch

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday commended the Netherlands for advocating the rule of law and international justice. Speaking at The Hague during a press conference held jointly with the Dutch foreign minister, Ban emphasized the value in solidifying the relationship between the UN and the Netherlands. In his statement, Ban emphasized the role …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The High Court of Singapore has upheld a law banning intercourse between men as an "outrage on decency." Section 337A of the law outlaws intercourse between men in both public and private settings, and imposes punishments of up to two years in prison. While the provision has not been enforced actively by Singapore authorities against …

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by Lauren Laing

The Maryland Senate on Monday voted 42-4 to approve a bill legalizing medical marijuana programs at participating research centers. The bill was approved by the state's House of Delegates in a 108-28 vote last month. The bill would establish the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission, which would function within …

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by Samuel Franklin

A UN rights expert on Monday urged EU member states to do more to ensure that Roma peoples receive the support necessary to fully enjoy all their basic human rights. As Monday was International Roma Day, UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues Rita Izsak commended the international community …

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