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Legal news from Friday, April 26, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

A Pakistani court on Friday mandated that former president Pervez Musharraf stay in the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) until resumption of the case regarding the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. According to media sources, the 69 year-old former military ruler …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) on Wednesday denounced draft legislation restricting the financial autonomy of civic associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The draft law gives government "security bodies" the power to monitor the finances of domestic NGOs by requiring that any funding be placed into government accounts for a 60 day approval …

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by Jerry Votava

The Obama administration on Thursday petitioned the US Supreme Court to uphold the president's ability to make executive appointments while the Senate is in recess. The recess appointment is a constitutional power that permits the president fill vacancies in the executive branch without the typical consent of the Senate. In its petition, the National Labor …

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by Jerry Votava

Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday approved a bill [S-7 materials] that provides expanded investigative powers and criminal penalties for terrorism related matters. The short title of the bill is The Combating Terrorism Act. The legislation permits law enforcement to hold individuals suspected of terrorist activities for three days without criminal charges and adds 12 months supervision …

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