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15:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites] has accused a group of Islamist radicals of committing crimes against humanity in Nigeria. According to the OTP's 2012 Report on Preliminary Examination Activities [text, PDF], there is a reasonable basis to conclude that Boko [read more]

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[JURIST] Independent UN expert Kishore Singh on Friday urged world leaders [press release] to guarantee the availability of quality education without discrimination, particularly for girls, minorities and indigent children. "The right to education means more than just being able to attend school," Singh said. Singh also emphasized the increasing importance [read more]

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[JURIST] Human rights defenders in Zimbabwe continue to be harassed, victimized and threatened, according to a report [text, PDF] released Monday by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (OBS) [FIDH backgrounder]. The OBS, a joint program of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World [read more]

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[JURIST] The Serbian Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor [official website] sent a letter [press release, PDF] to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday requesting materials and evidence from the case files of two Croatian generals, whose convictions were overturned [JURIST report] by [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] German prosecutors on Monday charged 91-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen SS [USHMM backgrounder] Siert Bruins with the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944. The Dortmund prosecutor [official website, in German] accused Bruins of executing [AP report] captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September [read more]

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[JURIST] Apple [corporate website] filed a motion on Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] requesting permission to add six additional products to its patent infringement claim against Samsung Electronics [corporate website]. According to court documents, Apple seeks to supplement its claim [Bloomberg [read more]

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