Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur to the United Nations Security-General, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, released on July 29, 2005 . Excerpt: The Sudanese justice system is unable and unwilling to address the situation in Darfur. This system has been significantly weakened during the last decade. Restrictive laws that [...]

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Leading Friday's corporations and securities law news, the UK's Competition Commission has concluded that takeover bids from Euronext and Deutsche Boerse for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) would negatively affect competition. In its report, the commission said that either company would need to divest itself of its clearing services in order for its bid to [...]

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The US Senate passed a $14.5 billion energy bill Friday, a day after the House approved the same bill praised by the Bush administration as a way to increase domestic energy supplies but criticized by environmental groups as a gift to the oil industry. The 1,725-page bill , finalized after weeks of compromise between the [...]

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The Italian Senate has approved a number of new anti-terrorism security measures drafted in response to the July 7 London bombings in an effort to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack in Italy. The new regulations make it a crime to prepare explosives for a terrorist attack or to train others on using explosives. [...]

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A new report prepared at the instance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and released Friday criticizes the Sudanese government for its inaction in allowing sexual violence in the turbulent Darfur region to continue and for the lack of prosecutions against government supported forces accused in the attacks. International charity Medecins Sans [...]

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