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Legal news from Monday, November 11, 2013

[JURIST] Egypt's Middle East News Agency (MENA) [official website] announced on Monday that Judge Hisham Genina and two journalists will be prosecuted for allegedly insulting other judges. Genina gave an interview to Moammed el-Sanhouri, a reporter for Al-Masry Al-Youm daily in 2012, in which the judge accused the head of … [read more]

[JURIST] Syed Mohammad Qaisar, Bangladesh's former state minister for agriculture, was charged on Sunday with 18 war crimes for acts allegedly committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in 1971. Charges were formally filed with the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive], which arrested Qaisar in May. … [read more]

[JURIST] The political action group Privacy for all Students [advocacy website] said Sunday that they have received sufficient petition [text] signatures to bring about an initiative on the November 2014 ballot to repeal California's new law intended to protect transgender public school students. Under California law, 505,000 valid signatures must … [read more]

[JURIST] One of the defense lawyers for imprisoned former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] was detained by police Monday, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk [official website] an MP for Tymoshenko's All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" [party website; in Ukrainian] party. Yatsenyuk has not provided [BBC news report] any … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Monday that Cambodia has sovereignty over a disputed piece of land around the 1,000-year-old Temple of the Preah Vihear [UNESCO profile], in an attempt to settle an ongoing border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. The ICJ reasoned [AP … [read more]

[JURIST] The Egyptian government has detained more than 1,500 Syrian refugees and has forcibly deported some refugees back to Syria, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said [press release] Monday. The refugees were detained after trying to migrate by boat to Europe in order to escape the Syrian Civil War … [read more]

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