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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 25 November 2017

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

Former Bosnian Serb Army Commander Ratko Mladić was sentenced to life imprisonment [judgment summary] Wednesday by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] for crimes committed during the Bosnian conflict from 1992-1996.
Venezuelan Supreme Court justices currently in exile have filed a complaint [Supreme Tribunal of Justice materials, in Spanish] with the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] accusing President Nicolas Maduro [Britannica backgrounder] of crimes against humanity.
Speaking in a cabinet meeting on Monday US President Donald Trump announced [remarks] that the US is re-designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism nine years after it was removed from the list.

Trump stated, "Today the United States is designating the North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.

The Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) [party website] on Sunday demanded the resignation [materials] of 93-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile].
Sweden's Supreme Court [official website, in Swedish] ruled [judgment, PDF, in Swedish] it is illegal to grow cannabis to self-medicate.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] called [press release] Monday for the nations at the UN disarmament meeting later this week to strengthen international law surrounding incendiary weapons [HRW backgrounder] in response to the use of such weapons by the Syrian and Russian forces in 2017.

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