Legal news from Saturday, November 16, 2013

[JURIST] UK Prime Minister David Cameron [official website] demanded [statement] that the Sri Lankan government conduct its own investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the 26-year civil war [JURIST news archive] with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [CFR backgrounder]. Cameron emphasized the need for reconciliation and … [read more]

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] passed a measure [legislative materials] on Friday which would allow insurance companies to continue selling limited-coverage policies. Insurance companies have canceled and refused to renew a number of these policies because they do not meet the minimum coverage required by the Patient … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] and Seton Hall University School of Law [academic website] released a report [text, PDF] on Tuesday examining the hardships created by the US asylum program. According to the Immigration Nationality Act (INA) [text] and Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act [text], asylum … [read more]

[JURIST] President Barack Obama [official website] issued a memorandum [text, PDF] on Friday giving US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [official website] the authority to "parole in place" the children, spouses and parents of active duty members of the armed forces, the selected reserve of the ready reserve and former … [read more]

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