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Legal news from Saturday, December 3, 2011
15:12 EDT

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] accepted a request [decision, PDF] by prosecutors on Friday to reduce the number of crimes they intend to prove against former Serbian general and alleged war criminal Ratko Mladic [ICTY backgrounder, PDF; JURIST news [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Australian Labor Party [party website] Saturday officially amended its platform to support same-sex marriage. The ruling party's decision to support same-sex marriage [BBC report] followed emotional debate and speeches from both sides of the issue at its national conference in Sydney, where 400 delegates voted to amend the [read more]

12:12 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] voted in an emergency session Friday to adopt a resolution strongly condemning the recent violence in Syria. The UNHRC resolution sets the stage for action by other UN bodies [CNN report] and international institutions, calling for the appointment of a special [read more]

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