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The Guinean Minister of Justice announced Friday that a location has been chosen and a provisional budget drafted for the trial of suspects implicated in a violent crackdown on political demonstrators at a Conakry stadium in September 2009. According to the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry charged with investigating the massacre, at least 156 people [...]

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French prosecutors have reportedly recommended dismissal of the charges against a group of current and former Rwandan officials suspected of involvement in the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana. Habyarimana, a member of the Hutu ethnic majority, died in April 1994 when the plane in which he was traveling was shot down near the [...]

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Palestine asserted in an application submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday that the recent relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem constitutes a breach of international diplomatic law. In support of its claim, Palestine directed the ICJ to multiple UN General Assembly and Security Council Resolutions affirming the [...]

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Judge Theodor Meron of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals withdrew Thursday from appellate proceedings in the case of former Serbian president Radovan Karadzic. The decision came two days after lawyers for Karadzic filed a motion seeking Judge Meron’s recusal based on what they argued was an appearance of bias. In the motion filed [...]

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Lambda Legal filed a complaint in US District Court on Tuesday against the Social Security Administration in response to the agency’s denial of benefits to the surviving partner of a lesbian couple. The plaintiff in the case, Helen Thornton, applied for survivor benefits in 2015. Despite extensive documentation of the 27-year relationship between Thornton and [...]

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