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Legal news from Saturday, August 31, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

US President Barack Obama said Saturday he would seek Congressional approval for military action in Syria when Congress reconvenes September 9. Obama said he has not made a final determination on the response but noted that a response could come in the near future. Speculation on the likelihood of military action in Syria following Syria's reported use …

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by Matthew Pomy

UN rights experts marked the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances on Friday by calling for the international community to do more to support families of the victims of enforced disappearances as well as NGO's that are fighting for those victims' rights. The experts noted that these individuals are often …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay reprimanded the Sri Lankan government on Saturday during her opening remarks at a press conference during her week-long mission to Sri Lanka. Although she acknowledged the achievements made by the Sri Lankan government in terms of resettlement, reconstruction and rehabilitation since the end of …

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