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Legal news from Saturday, August 31, 2013

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama said Saturday he would seek Congressional approval for military action in Syria when Congress reconvenes September 9. Obama said [BBC report] he has not made a final determination on the response but noted that a response could come in the near future. Speculation on the … [read more]

[JURIST] UN rights experts marked the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances [UN backgrounder] on Friday by calling [press release; video] for the international community to do more to support families of the victims of enforced disappearances [JURIST news archive] as well as NGO's that are fighting for those … [read more]

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website; JURIST news archive] reprimanded the Sri Lankan government on Saturday during her opening remarks [press release] at a press conference during her week-long mission to Sri Lanka. Although she acknowledged the achievements made by the Sri Lankan government in … [read more]

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