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Legal news from Saturday, January 7, 2017
by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Former president of Chad Hissène Habré will begin his appeal on Monday against the life sentence and fines imposed on him this past summer by the Extraordinary African Chambers, a body created by Senegal and the African Union. He was found guilty of sex slavery, rape and the killings of an estimated …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

A Sri Lankan panel of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms has recommended the appointment of a hybrid court composed of local and international judges to oversee the adjudication of allegations of war crimes committed during the nation's civil war. The international presence on the court will be phased out once trust between the court …

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by Erik Slobe

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland ruled Friday to dismiss in part and allow in part a lawsuit from officers who were charged in the death of Freddie Gray against Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby. The false arrest, false imprisonment, abuse of process, conspiracy, Fourteenth Amendment violations, Fourth Amendment violations based on …

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by Erik Slobe

The UN announced plans on Friday to create a high-level task force to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse. The task force is to develop a "clear, game-changing strategy to achieve visible and measurable further improvement." It will include members who currently hold various positions throughout the UN. One member, Jane Hall Lute, is …

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