Legal news from Saturday, February 1, 2014

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia [official website] certified a class action lawsuit [text, PDF] on Friday challenging Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. "The amended proposed class ... meets the requirements of numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy of representation," US District Judge … [read more]

[JURIST] The African Union (AU) [official website] called [official statement] Saturday for African countries to "speak with one voice" against the trials of sitting heads of state in the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website]. The statement comes in relation to the trial of two current heads of the Kenyan … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) [advocacy websites] issued a joint statement [press release] Friday calling on the Nepal Parliament to reject amnesty legislation that has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court [official website]. The Ordinance on Truth, Reconciliation and Disappearances [text, PDF] … [read more]

[JURIST] The trial of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile] for inciting the murder of several protesters resumed on Saturday. Morsi appeared [Ahram report] with 14 co-defendants before the court for the alleged acts committed at the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in December 2012. Morsi continues to reject the charges … [read more]

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