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Legal news from Saturday, September 21, 2013

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill [text] that would significantly increase the amount of logging in national forests. The bill's supporters claim [AP report] the measure would both create more jobs and help reduce wildfires in the Western US. The bill provides that the Secretary … [read more]

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] Friday voted 230 to 189 [H.J.Res.59 materials] to approve the necessary stop gap funding for federal agencies, but also included terms which would strip funding from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text, PDF; JURIST backgrounder]. The new budget year … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] called on business leaders to work with the US to pursue and promote sustainable development [press release] worldwide in a statement made on Friday at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit [official website] in New York. The Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 [PDF] … [read more]

[JURIST] On Friday, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] called upon [press release] members of the UN to demand Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] turn himself in to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] where he faces charges for war crimes, crimes against humanity … [read more]

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