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Legal news from Saturday, January 7, 2017

Former president of Chad Hissène Habré [BBC profile] will begin his appeal [press release, in French] on Monday against the life sentence and fines imposed on him this past summer by the Extraordinary African Chambers [official website], a body created by Senegal and the African Union. He was found guilty … [read more]

A Sri Lankan panel of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms [official website] has recommended [press release] 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 … [read more]

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland ruled [order, PDF] 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 … [read more]

The UN announced [UN News Centre report] 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 … [read more]

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