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Legal news from Saturday, September 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

A judge for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on Friday ordered the review of FISC opinions to identify which are subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure. The order comes in response to a motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) directly to FISC requesting …

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by Matthew Pomy

An independent UN human rights expert on Friday urge Moldovan authorities to adopt regulations that allow for greater inclusion for those with disabilities and Romas into society. UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepulveda, recently finished a fact finding mission in Moldova. Sepulveda highlighted the need to improve the access to …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in a UN meeting on Friday that an expert team's report will likely confirm the use of chemical weapons in the August 21 attack on Damascus.The attack, which has been attributed to forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, deployed the nerve agent sarin gas over the rebel-held …

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by Matthew Pomy

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Friday that the US government does not have to release photographs and videotapes taken during the investigation of Mohammed al-Qahtani's connection to the September 11 attacks. Al-Qahtani was held in Guantanamo Bay until his charges were eventually dropped. …

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