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Legal news from Sunday, October 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

A team of disarmament experts from the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Sunday began overseeing the destruction by the Syrian government, and will verify that the process is correctly handled. The disarmament team will destroy the chemical weapons arsenal, its storage sites and the facilities which manufacture them …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a collection of legislation centered on immigration on Saturday. AB 4, 35 and 1159 create limitations, restrictions, and obligations for those involved in immigration services and compliance intended to limit detention of undocumented immigrants and increase accessibility to applications for citizenship. AB 1024 allows applicants who are …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday alleged that the Algerian government has violated international and domestic law by impinging upon independent trade unions' rights to freely associate and collectively bargain. Algerian lawmakers adopted Law 90-14 in 1990, pursuant to which workers could establish independent unions after decades of restriction. The law requires new unions to send a …

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by Benjamin Minegar

US military special forces on Saturday captured Abu Anas al Libi, a suspected high-ranking operative of al Qaeda, during a raid conducted in Tripoli, Libya. US authorities allege that al Libi played a significant role in planning and executing the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which left more than 200 …

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