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Legal news from Thursday, April 10, 2014
by Ann Schober

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday that Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga is appealing his recent conviction for war crimes. Katanga, the alleged commander of the Patriotic Resistance Forces in Ituri, an armed militia group from the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was convicted [JURIST …

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by Taylor Gillan

A senior lawmaker in Nepal on Thursday stated that those found guilty of committing crimes committed during Nepal's civil war could be granted amnesty due to the introduction of a new bill in parliament on Wednesday that aims to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission on the Disappeared. The goal of the bill is …

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by Taylor Gillan

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday criticized a law passed by the Ukrainian parliament, saying that it violates judicial independence and should be struck down. The law, On Restoring Confidence in the Judiciary, sets forth circumstances under which a judge could be put through judicial review and face dismissal from …

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by Amy Mathieu

Turkish government reinforced their ban of YouTube on Thursday, despite a Constitutional Court ruling last week that the ban was unlawful. The Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK) said in a statement that the government measures blocking the website will remain in place. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

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by Peter Snyder

Mediators involved in the city of Detroit bankruptcy proceedings announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal on over $388 million in bonds. The city will pay 74 cents for each dollar. The deal would eliminate only a small fraction of the $18 billion owed by Detroit and still requires the approval of Judge Steven Rhodes [official …

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by Amy Mathieu

The Dutch government on Thursday announced plans to compensate relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Each family will receive €20,000 euros (USD $27,734) as compensation for the deaths of their relatives. The decision came seven months after the Supreme Court ruled that the state …

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by Peter Snyder

The UN Joint Human Rights Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (UNJHRO) released a report Wednesday detailing widespread sexual violence committed by government forces and rebel groups between January 2010 and December 2013 in the DRC. According to the report the UNJHRO documented 3,635 cases of sexual violence through its 18 field offices. …

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by William Helbling

Northwestern University on Wednesday asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to review a recent decision that the university's football players have the right to unionize. The attorneys for Northwestern stated, "n this unprecedented decision, the Regional Director set out to alter the underlying premise upon which collegiate varsity sports is …

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by Cynthia Miley

Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday declared Egypt's continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood "vindictive." Al Jazeera English staff Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, are accused of supplying money, equipment and information to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that …

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by Cynthia Miley

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of North Carolina filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday seeking recognition of marriage from the state of North Carolina for three married, same-sex couples. In each couple, one member has a serious medical condition, and North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban prevents the couples …

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by Theresa Donovan

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) also announced on …

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by Theresa Donovan

Italy's Constitutional Court on Wednesday struck down provisions set forth in Law 40 that prohibited the use of donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments. The court reported that the restrictions breached the country's constitution. This provision joins other portions of Law 40 that have been struck down in recent …

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