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Legal news from Sunday, March 2, 2014

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Friday urged [press release] members of the UN Security Council, including France, the US and UK, to throw their full weight behind proposals to address the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] will present his assessment … [read more]

[JURIST] During a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, US President Barack Obama condemned [press release] Russia's violation of Ukrainian sovereignty after Russian forces had taken up positions in Ukraine. Earlier that day, Russian lawmakers unanimously authorized [LAT report] the use of armed forces to protect their … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN independent expert on human rights in Mali, Suliman Baldo, expressed concern [press release] on Friday at the difficulties facing the the prosecution of war crimes in Mali [BBC country profile] and urged the international community to assist the Malian government in strengthening the country's judicial system. Baldo … [read more]

[JURIST] The Pakistani High Court of Sindh Karachi [official website] sentenced [Anadolu Agency report] six men on Saturday for the 2011 murder of prominent TV journalist Wali Khan Babar. The landmark ruling makes the first time in Pakistan's history that individuals have been tried and sentenced for the murder of … [read more]

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