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14:10 EDT

[JURIST] California's Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) [official website] on Thursday issued a rule [press release] that will require sponsors of "thinly veiled" political ads reveal their funding sources. The FPPC said disclosure is no longer precluded in the absence of certain key words such as "vote for," "oppose," and [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) [official website, in Dutch] on Friday concluded its case [prosecution materials, in Dutch] against right-wing politician Geert Wilders [personal website; JURIST news archive] by asking for Wilders' acquittal on all charges [materials, PDF]. The prosecutors' request is based on a determination that the [read more]

08:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Republic of Moldova [official website, in Moldovan] on Tuesday ratified [press release] the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website]. The treaty [text] will become effective in Moldova on January 1, 2011. EU High Representative Catherine Ashton [official profile] commended the move, noting the positive [read more]

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