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[JURIST] The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) [official website] on Friday agreed to hear the case of Guantanamo [JURIST backgrounder] detainee and Algerian national Djamel Ameziane. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) [advocacy websites], co-counsel for Ameziane, states that Ameziane [read more]

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[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Friday that certain portions of Wiscosin's Budget Repair Bill [2011 Wisconsin Act 10 text, PDF], which limits the rights of unions to collectively bargain, are unconstitutional. Seven of Wisconsin's largest [read more]

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[JURIST] A French court in the town of Rouen decided that French-Rwandan citizen Claude Muhayimana can be sent to Rwanda to face charges concerning his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide [UN backgrounder], reports said on Friday. An international arrest warrant for Muhayimana was issued in December after he was [read more]

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[JURIST] The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Friday urged the Chilean government to pass a new law [statement] aimed to protect its citizens from discrimination based on their sexual and gender identities. Spokesperson for the OHCHR, Rupert Colville, released the statement in response [read more]

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