Legal news from Friday, March 14, 2014
15:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Syrian parliament on Thursday passed a law that bans any candidate from the presidential elections if he or she has not lived in Syria for the past ten years or holds any other nationality. The residency requirement of the law effectively bars [Reuters report] many members of Syrian [read more]

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[JURIST] A Pakistani court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf [JURIST news archive] in the event that he fails to attend the next court hearing on March 31. The court also directed [AP report] the government to ensure Musharraf's safety when he travels to court. [read more]

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[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [press release] Wednesday on behalf of eight same-sex couples [ACLU backgrounder] against Florida challenging the state's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. The lawsuit [complaint, PDF], filed in the United States District [read more]

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[JURIST] The European Parliament [official website] passed a resolution [press release, PDF] on Thursday condemning Russia's actions in Crimea and calling for the immediate withdraw of all Russian military forces from Ukrainian territory. The resolution [texts adopted] states that Russia is in breach of international law and existing conventional obligations, [read more]

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