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Legal news from Tuesday, May 6, 2014
by Ann Schober

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday expressed grave concern over the escalating unrest in Ukraine that has brought increasing destruction and death to the region. Pillay urged opposition groups to "lay down their weapons" and to work toward a peaceful resolution of the ongoing political crisis involving Ukraine and …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the process of investigating several financial institutions and criminal charges may follow. In the video released by the DOJ, Holder said that no institution is "too big to jail" and that his department would prosecute any institution or individual …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

Venezuelan security forces have abused and unlawfully detained protesters, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Monday. The rights group launched its investigation following a demonstration in February where three protesters were killed by Venezuelan security forces. In its investigation of the ongoing abuse of protesters, HRW found 45 …

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