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Legal news from Thursday, December 12, 2013
by Amy Mathieu

The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday granted a motion by Radovan Karadzic to subpoena Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war, to testify at his trial where he has been charged with genocide, …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland will soon be able to adopt children, officials said Wednesday. The announcement came after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Health Minister Edwin Poots, finding that it did not meet the criteria. The Northern Ireland High Court ruled last year that the law permitting adoption …

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by Peter Snyder

The High Court of Australia on Thursday struck down The Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act of 2013, which allowed same-sex couples to marry within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The court ruled by unanimous decision that the act cannot operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act of 1961 and that …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for South Korea's Seoul Central District Court on Thursday dismissed an attempt by Samsung to bans sales of certain Apple products in the country. Samsung claimed that Apple had infringed three patents with products such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad2, seeking 100 million won (USD $95,100) in damages. The judge rejected those …

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by Peter Snyder

Former prime minister of Thailand and head of the opposition Democrat Party, Abhisit Vejjajiva, was formally charged Thursday with the murder of two individuals during the 2010 Thai military crackdown on anti-government protests. In 2010 the Red Shirt protesters, supporters of current PM Yingluck Shinawatra and her brother, exiled former …

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