Legal news from Sunday, June 2, 2013

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] called on Turkish police Sunday to use non-violent tactics with civilians [statement] protesting the renovation of a rare public green space in Istanbul. Police forces dispersed peaceful protests with tear gas, water canons and plastic bullets, triggering wider public protests across the country. … [read more]

[JURIST] The Illinois Senate [official website] on Friday approved a measure [materials] that permits residents to carry concealed guns. The approval of this bill follows a ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] that held [JURIST report] that Illinois' previous concealed carry prohibition was … [read more]

[JURIST] Egypt's highest court, the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) [official website], on Sunday held that the country's legislature and constitutional panel were illegally elected. While the constitutional panel has already dissolved, the legislature's upper house, the Shura Council [official website, in Arabic], will not be dissolved until the parliament's lower … [read more]

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