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Legal news from Sunday, September 25, 2005
16:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Israeli cabinet Sunday approved the provision of legal aid and support services to any Israeli military officer past or present who is charged outside of the country with war crimes. Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni proposed the undertaking after it was disclosed that former Israeli Maj. Gen. Doron [read more]

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[JURIST] Acting in the aftermath of the London bombings [JURIST news archive], the French government [official website] has finalized a new draft anti-terror law that would bolster the country’s video, telephone and Internet surveillance as well as tighten travel controls into “countries at risk”. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy [official [read more]

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[JURIST] Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki Sunday called Saturday's International Atomic Energy Agency resolution [PDF] declaring Iran in "non-compliance" with safeguards [JURIST report] under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) a "politically and illegally motivated decision" made to a "US pre-planned scenario", but told reporters [offical text] that Iran had not [read more]

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[JURIST] A conference in Turkey on the alleged genocide of 1.5 Armenians [Wikipedia backgrounder] in the then-Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1917 went ahead on Saturday despite a court ban that prompted protests from EU representatives [JURIST report] who saw it as casting a continuing shadow over Turkey's human rights [read more]

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[JURIST] A California judge ruled Friday that credit card companies Visa [corporate website] and MasterCard [corporate website] do not have to notify individual consumers whose account data was stolen by an as-yet-unknown hacker in a mass cybertheft disclosed by MasterCard [JURIST report] earlier this year. San Francisco Superior Court Judge [read more]

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