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Legal news from Friday, November 23, 2012
15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] urged [press release] Philippine authorities on Friday to put a stop to the killings of Maguindanao massacre witnesses and their families. Marking the third anniversary of the infamous mass murder of journalists, AI's Deputy Asia-Pacific Director Polly Truscott remarked that as witnesses and the [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Economic and Finance Minister of Argentina [official website, in Spanish], Hernán Lorenzino [official bio, in Spanish], held a press conference [press release, PDF, in Spanish] on Thursday indicating Argentina's intent to appeal a US judge's ruling ordering it to pay $1.33 billion to bondholders. District Judge Thomas Griesa [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday unsealed [ICC press release] an arrest warrant [text, PDF] for Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Pursuant to the warrant, Simone Gbagbo is accused of committing crimes against humanity during [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Egypt's incumbent president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] issued a decree on Thursday vastly expanding his powers. Pursuant to the decree, Morsi's decisions are not subject to judicial review and he can reopen trials for officials from the government of deposed president Hosni Mubarak [BBC profile; JURIST [read more]

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