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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 12 August 2017

[JURIST] Here's the international legal news we covered this week:

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled Wednesday [opinion, PDF] that Judge Scott Silliman [official profile] should have recused himself in a case concerning multiple defendants who were charged with aiding in the 9/11 attacks.
Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC) created [press release, in Spanish] a Commission for Truth, Justice and Public Legitimacy on Tuesday.
The Venezuela Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the arrest and removal of the mayor of Chacao, Ramon Muchacho.
Pravit Rojanaphruk [CPJ profile], a prominent Thai journalist, was charged Tuesday with sedition and violation of Thailand's computer laws for making political posts online.
Mauritania [BBC country profile] conducted a referendum on Saturday to abolish the senate and to change the national flag.
An inquiry conducted by the Myanmar government has found no crimes against humanity [press release, in Burmese] were committed during violent clashes in Rakhine state last year, Vice President Myint Swe said Sunday.
Increasing violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has become more ethnic-based, according to a report released [press release] Friday by a team of UN human rights investigators.

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