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US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 3 March 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: A judge for the Superior Court of Massachusetts ruled that Massachusetts' attorney general Maura Healey will not be barred by sovereign immunity from bringing a lawsuit against Pennsylvania Hig (More)
ACLU challenges policy separating children from asylum-seeking parents
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of California on Monday challenging the Trump administration's policy of separating asylum-seeking immigrant parents from their children. (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)
DRC recruited former rebel fighters to suppress protests: HRW
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government recruited former M23 rebel fighters to protect President Joseph Kabila after protests broke out last December over his refusal to step down at the end of his constitutionally mandated two terms, Hum (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)
UN rights chief urges DRC to allow peaceful protests
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Wednesday for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to deal with those protesting the general election time change in accordance with international human rights laws and standards. (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 28 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on seven individuals and three organizations for human rights abuses in connection with the US State Departm (More)
UN mission in Congo condemns arrests of opposition members
The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Monday denounced the arrest of 30 opposition party members as part of a crackdown by President Joseph Kabila's government. The men who were arrested b (More)
UN agency urges Congo to protect refugees following shooting incident
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to protect all refugees and asylum seekers in the wake of a deadly shooting incident last week. In Kamanyola, Congolese soldiers violently (More)
Rights groups urge Trump administration to sanction foreign individuals
A coalition of rights groups, led by Human Rights First , called on the US Departments of State and Treasury Wednesday to use the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to sanction foreign citizens accused of human violations and corrupt (More)