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Legal news from Tuesday, May 6, 2014

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] on Tuesday expressed grave concern [press release] over the escalating unrest in Ukraine [BBC timeline] that has brought increasing destruction and death to the region. Pillay urged opposition groups to "lay down their weapons" and to work toward a … [read more]

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder said [video, mp4] on Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] 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" … [read more]

[JURIST] Venezuelan security forces have abused and unlawfully detained protesters, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] report [text, PDF; press release] released Monday. The rights group launched its investigation following a demonstration in February where three protesters were killed [BBC report] by Venezuelan security forces. In its … [read more]

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