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11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Saturday she would send Friday's ruling by the Constitutional Court [official website] to the Council of State to determine what the next steps will be in amending the country's constitution. The Constitutional Court ruled [JURIST report] yesterday that parliament could amend the [read more]

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[JURIST] UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [official website] released a statement [text] on Friday expressing deep concern regarding the most recent violence in Syria, casting doubt over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's commitment to the recent peace plan agreed to by the Syrian government [JURIST report]. The Secretary General was referring [read more]

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[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] issued a second warrant [text, PDF] on Friday for the arrest of Congolese General Bosco Ntaganda on charges of war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between September 2002 and September 2003. Ntaganda [read more]

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