Legal news from Saturday, September 7, 2013

[JURIST] A UN envoy to Somalia on Saturday strongly condemned [statement] the terrorist attack on a village restaurant in Mogadishu that left 15 dead. Reports state [UN press release] that a car bomb exploded outside of a restaurant frequented by government workers and journalists. The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for … [read more]

[JURIST] A top UN official specializing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Saturday emphasized the need to address the issue of impunity [press release] for those involved in human rights violations over the past year. The DRC has seen an increase in violence in the last year … [read more]

[JURIST] Egyptian authorities on Saturday ordered deposed president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to jail for four days pending investigations regarding Morsi's alleged insult to judicial authority. Morsi is charged with insulting the judiciary [Xinhua report] after he accused 22 judges of fraud during the 2005 parliamentary elections … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday stated it is "increasingly worried" [press release] for the safety of civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNHCR reported that during a visit to CAR last week, they witnessed virtual lawlessness in the CAR, discovering several villages burned to the ground … [read more]

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