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Legal news from Saturday, June 1, 2013
by Blake Lynch

The chief prosecutor of the Central African Republic (CAR), announced on Friday that the country had issued an arrest warrant for former president Francois Bozize. The charges include crimes against humanity and inciting genocide. Bozize also stands accused of several murders, summary exectutions, and other abuses during his two-term …

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by Matthew Pomy

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement on Saturday condemning the most recent violence in Syria, and expressing concern over how it has been affecting the civilian population. Ban called upon both parties to make greater efforts to avoid civilian casualties and emphasized that the government of Syria has obligations to protect …

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by Matthew Pomy

A judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that Google Inc. must follow the FBI's warrantless requests for user information through national security letters (NSLs). The ruling, which was issued on May 20, was released to the public on Friday. Under 18 USC § …

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by Blake Lynch

The pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday rejected a challenge by the Libyan government to the court's jurisdiction over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi. The ICC ordered the Libyan government to turn over Saif al-Islam, …

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