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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 30 December 2017
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 30 December 2017

Here’s the international legal news we covered this week:

A group of UN human rights experts denounced [UN report] on Thursday the grant of pardon to former Peru President Alberto Fujimori, calling it a “‘slap in the face’ to victims of human rights abuses.”

According to the experts

The presidential pardon granted to Alberto Fujimori on politically motivated grounds undermines the work of the Peruvian judiciary and the international community to achieve justice.

US District Judge Tanya Chutkan [official profile] on Saturday ruled [PDF, document] that the US must allow the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLUF) [official website] access to an American citizen being held in US military custody in Iraq.