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17:05 EDT

[JURIST] Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court on Saturday overturned the ruling of a lower court that would have postponed the upcoming presidential elections. Last Wednesday, a provincial court in the town of Benha ruled to suspend the elections following alleged administrative errors. The Supreme Administrative Court's decision to overturn clears [read more]

16:05 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday implored the Moldovan government [official website] to adopt a comprehensive anti-discrimination law [statement]. The proposed law, in development since 2008, is seen as a large step forward for religious minorities, the Roma population and LGBT [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Sri Lanka Police [official website] on Sunday released the names of thousands of people being held under that country's anti-terror laws. The release [AFP report] comes three years after the end of the country's 26-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [JURIST news archive]. [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Chile [official website, in Spanish] on Friday issued a ruling preventing the construction of a new hydroelectric dam in Patagonia. The dam was one of three hydroelectric plants proposed by Energia Austral [project website], a private joint-venture between Xstrata Copper and Origin Energy Limited, to [read more]

07:05 EDT

[JURIST] A 14-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] ruled 12-2 [opinion, PDF] Friday that the earlier dismissal [JURIST report] of lawsuits against two Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] contractors on the grounds that they have immunity as government contractors was premature. [read more]

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