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Legal news from Sunday, December 1, 2013
by Amy Mathieu

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged the prosecutor's office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to expedite inquiry into international crimes committed in Afghanistan. In November the ICC released the Report on Preliminary Examination Activities finding that over 14,300 civilians have been killed in …

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by Stephen Adelgren

Croatian voters passed a referendum on Sunday proposing to ban same-sex marriages by defining marriage in Croatia's constitution as a union between a man and a woman. The referendum came as a result of a petition circulated by a Catholic group which garnered over 700,000 signatures. Croatia's population of 4.4 million people is about 90 percent …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Ukrainian demonstrators gathered in the streets of Kiev Saturday to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to abandon the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, a planned trade pact with the EU. According to media reports the Berkut riot police responded to the demonstration with force to disperse the crowd. Amnesty International (AI) has called …

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by Benjamin Minegar

China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Sunday announced plans to investigate Dai Chunning, deputy general manager of the state-owned China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure). According to media sources the investigation stems from Chunning's alleged connection with an undisclosed "serious discipline violation" that involves graft. Sinosure is a state-funded "policy-oriented" …

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