Legal news from Sunday, November 10, 2013

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of the Maldives [official website] on Sunday suspended the nation's presidential election for the third time. Former president Mohamed Nasheed received the most votes at the official election Saturday, but Maldives' protocols called for a runoff to be held Sunday. According to media sources, numerous political … [read more]

[JURIST] A UN independent rights expert on Friday called on the Benin government to better protect the rights of children after a visit to the country reportedly revealed widespread abuse and exploitation. UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography Najat Maalla M'jid reported [press … [read more]

[JURIST] New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg [official website] on Saturday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] to vacate the decisions of US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ordered sweeping changes to the New York Police Department (NYPD) [official website]stop-and-frisk program [text]. It … [read more]

[JURIST] Bangladesh authorities on Saturday arrested senior leaders of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) [party website], Moudud Ahmed, MK Anwar and Rafiqul Islam Mia. The arrests were made shortly after BNP announced a new 72-hour strike [Al Jazeera report], scheduled to begin Sunday. Parliamentary elections in Bangladesh are expected … [read more]

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