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Myanmar: Reuters journalists among prisoners granted amnesty
Myanmar President Win Myint granted amnesty on Monday to 6,520 prisoners, including journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The journalists, reporters for Reuters, were arrested in September for alleged violations of Myanmar's Official Secrets Act an (More)
Myanmar parliament to set up committee to review proposed constitutional amendments
Myanmar's parliament voted Wednesday to set up a committee to discuss proposed amendments to the constitution. This vote comes one week after the National League for Democracy (NLD) submitted an emergency proposal to parliament detailing suggested (More)
UN rights expert: Myanmar not interested in building democracy
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar presented a report to the UN General Assembly Wednesday criticizing Myanmar's languishing path to a democratic transition. Special Rapporteur Lee Yanghee's report criticized the (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 17 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Peru's Congress voted [La República report, in Spanish] by a wide margin on Thursday to begin impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for a second time in three month (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 10 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Eleven countries including Japan, Australia, and Canada signed a trade agreement Thursday known as The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) . The Supr (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A UN committee found Friday that the UK is breaching the rights of women in Northern Ireland by restricting their access to abortions. Brazil's Supreme Federal Court ruled that defendants (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 20 January 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Ukraine parliament (Verkhovna Rada) passed a bill Thursday that recognizes regions currently under Russia-backed separatist control as "occupied" and supports retrieving those areas throu (More)
In Other News ...
The legal world is a busy place. Here are a few stories we didn't get to this week that we thought you might be interested in. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday there are "strong indications of election fraud in Honduras," calling for a full in (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 9 December 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The High Court of South Africa ruled Friday that President Jacob Zuma's appointment of a State Prosecutor who would decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against was invalid. Arg (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
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