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Legal news from Sunday, February 23, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

A group of UN independent experts on Saturday called on the government of Iran to halt the startling increase in the number of hangings since the start of 2014. According to the UN Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights (OFCHR), at least 40 persons were hanged in the beginning of January 2014, and 625 …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame, denying their claim that the US Department of Health's contraception-coverage requirement is forcing the institution to violate its religious beliefs. In a 2-1 decision, the federal court affirmed a lower court's ruling that …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The UN Security Council announced Wednesday that a 10 year old arms embargo against Somalia will not be fully restored after its expiration in March. In 2013, the security council voted to partially lift the embargo, allowing the Somalian government to purchase small arms to defend against Islamist forces. This year, reports indicated that the …

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by Benjamin Minegar

US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday threatened targeted sanctions against the Ukrainian officials responsible for violence against civilian protesters. Biden urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to remove security forces from Kiev and to take "immediate and tangible steps" toward ending the violence and addressing the concerns of the Ukrainian …

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