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Legal news from Sunday, December 4, 2016
by Mark Casper

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Saturday upheld a law that effectively bans protests. The law requires individuals seeking to protest to inform the interior ministry, at least three days prior, of any public gathering with more than 10 people, allows security forces to break up unapproved protests with water cannons, tear gas, and birdshot, and imposes up to …

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by Mark Casper

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said Sunday that she and her campaign intend to "escalate" her recount efforts in Pennsylvania by bringing a lawsuit in federal court. Stein had filed suit in the state court, but the Pennsylvania case law requires voters seeking a recount to pay a $1 million bond. Stein and her campaign intend to …

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by Miracle Jones

A court in Chile on Saturday rejected a war crimes lawsuit filed against three justices on the Israeli Supreme Court who authorized the construction of a security wall for the Israeli settlements in the West bank. The lawsuit was filed in Chile under universal jurisdiction principles because the impacted landowners lived in …

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by Miracle Jones

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Friday urged Argentina to release activist Milagro Sala who has been detained since the beginning of the year in the Jujuy province. Milagro Sala, an elected parliamentarian, was detained in January after participating in protests. The commission held that the detainment violates international rights, which uphold …

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