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Legal news from Thursday, May 9, 2013
by Daniel Mullen

A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Thursday sentenced Mohammad Kamaruzzam, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI), to death for atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Kamaruzzam, the fourth person convicted by the tribunal established by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2010, was found guilty of committing …

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by Daniel Mullen

Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan of the High Court of Peshawar ruled Thursday that US drone strikes in the region are illegal. The justice also directed Pakistan's Foreign Ministry to introduce a resolution against such attacks in the UN. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by the Foundation for Fundamental Rights on behalf of …

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by Alison Sacriponte

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said Wednesday that if Libya can conduct fair trials of alleged perpetrators during the pro-democracy 2011 uprising, the proceedings could equal the lasting impact of the Nuremberg trials, sealing the rule of law, due process and human rights for future generations. In a statement to the UN …

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by Alison Sacriponte

Italian prosecutors on Thursday called for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to face another trial on charges of bribing a senator. The prosecutors accuse Berlusconi of having paid former senator Sergio De Gregorio €3 million following the parliamentary election in 2006 to defect from the small Italy of Values [party website, in …

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by Samuel Franklin

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) troops committed numerous war crimes, including rape and murder, as they retreated from an advance by the 23 March Movement (M23) rebels last November, according to a UN report released Wednesday. The report claims Congolese military troops raped at least 97 women and 33 girls, some as …

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