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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 19 August 2017

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

Venezuela's new chief prosecutor announced plans on Thursday to pursue and imprison those responsible for leading violent protests that have plagued the country since April.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday found [order, PDF] that a Malian jihadist is liable for individual and collective reparations for overseeing the destruction of Muslim shrines in Timbuktu.
A Thai provincial court in the north eastern province of Khon Kaen sentenced [NYT report] activist Jatupat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpattararaksa [FrontlineDefenders profile] to two-and-a-half years in prison for sharing a BBC article about Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun [official profile] on Facebook on Tuesday.
The German constitutional court (ECB) [official website] sent [order, in German] a case concerning the European Central Bank [official website] attempt to buy $2.7 trillion dollar's worth of bonds [Reuters report] to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] on Tuesday.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on Kenyan leaders [press release] Tuesday to "take the responsible path and exercise their leadership to avoid violence" in the wake of last week's contentious election.

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