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Legal news from Friday, October 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder

Two UN rights experts issued separate reports to the UN General Assembly Thursday calling upon states to increase transparency in the use of drones and to investigate allegations of civilian deaths in drone strikes. According to the UN press release, the report by UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson focuses …

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by Peter Snyder

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Thursday rejected claims by Eden Foods, Inc. that it should be exempt on religious grounds from the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Eden Foods and its president, Michael Potter, contended that …

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by Lauren Laing

EU leaders on Friday said that the fight against terrorism could be hindered by distrust of the US after new leaks revealed that Washington has regularly monitored phone traffic throughout Europe, including 35 world leaders. The EU summit in Brussels was set to focus on Europe's growing refugee crisis, but proceedings veered off topic to discuss the …

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by Lauren Laing

A Chinese court on Friday upheld a life sentence for former Communist party leader Bo Xilai. Bo was sentenced to life in prison in September for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. The High People's Court of the Province of Shandong rejected Bo's appeal, ruling that the facts of the first instance are clear, the …

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by Taylor Gillan

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Friday that Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto must be present for most of his trial at The Hague, unanimously reversing the Trial Chamber's decision to grant a conditional excusal from continuous physical presence. While the Trial …

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by Stephen Adelgren

UN Special Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth appealed to the international community on Thursday to keep the Eritrean human rights situation in focus and to increase efforts to aid refugees. Approximately 300,000 Eritrean refugees fled the country in 2012 alone, and the UN Refugee Agency estimates that between two and three thousand people attempt to …

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by Samuel Franklin

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed on Wednesday condemned the Iranian government for the high number of executions this year and restrictions on freedom of speech. Despite having been refused entry into Iran since his appointment as special rapporteur in 2011, Shaheed's report expressed concern …

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