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Legal news from Monday, April 7, 2014
by Daniel Mullen

Sri Lanka's foreign minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris announced on Monday that Sri Lanka would not cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the country's civil war. Last month, the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch an investigation into alleged violations committed by Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of …

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by Cynthia Miley

The US Supreme Court on Monday denied early review of a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM telephony bulk data collection program. Last December, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the NSA's program is likely unconstitutional …

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by Addison Morris

Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday expressed concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country's Rakhine State. Following recent attacks on international aid groups, aid workers have begun an evacuation of the area. …

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by Taylor Gillan

An Egyptian court of appeals on Monday upheld the jailing of three men who co-founded the April 6 opposition movement which played a large role in the country's 2011 revolution. The ruling has been described as part of a crackdown on those opposed to the military-backed government, and critics have called it an attempt to stifle the …

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by Benjamin Minegar

A civil lawsuit against the Dutch government filed by mothers and widows of men killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre opened in the Hague District Court on Monday. The Mothers of Srebrenica, a group representing 6,000 women who lost family members during the massacre, originally filed the lawsuit [Guardian report; …

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