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Trial of U.S. Marine Charged in Iraqi Killings Begins

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Military prosecutors say a U.S. Marine at the center of the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war made a series of fatal assumptions when he and his squad killed 24 Iraqi civilians, including unarmed women and children. Opening arguments in the military trial of Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich began Monday at […]

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European Court Orders Russia to Pay Victims of 2002 Theater Siege

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay more than $1.3 million to victims of the government’s mishandled attempt to end the siege of a Moscow theater in 2002. The Strasbourg-based court ruled Tuesday that Russia had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by a lack of planning and poor execution […]

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US Supreme Court to Hear Shell Nigeria Human Rights Case

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a dispute between Nigerian villagers and Royal Dutch Shell, in a test to decide whether international companies can be held liable in U.S. courts for human rights violations committed overseas. The high court justices agreed Monday to hear a federal appeal by a group of Nigerians who […]

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Pakistani Court Stays Execution of Governor’s Killer

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has temporarily suspended the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a liberal governor who campaigned for a change in the country’s blasphemy laws. The Islamabad court on Tuesday stayed Mumtaz Qadri’s execution until it rules on his appeal. Earlier this month, an anti-terrorism court sentenced the police officer to death […]

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New US Supreme Court Session Could Include Health Care, Immigration

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court opened Monday for a new session that could tackle a number of major cases, including President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and a controversial immigration law in Arizona. The nine justices will decide in the coming weeks and months whether to hear the constitutional challenges to President Obama’s signature domestic policy. […]

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US Supreme Court to Hear Health Care Law in New Session

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s new session opens Monday. It is likely to include a host of controversial cases involving federal powers, including health care, immigration law and affirmative action. The nine justices will decide in the coming weeks and months whether to hear constitutional challenges to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy – health care. […]

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Indian Court Rules Against Tata Motors in Land Dispute

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 5:51 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in India’s northeastern state of West Bengal has ruled the state’s government acted legally in taking back 400 hectares of agricultural land purchased by Tata automaker to build a new car factory. The Kolkata High Court upheld a law passed in June allowing the state government to reclaim the land allotted for Tata […]

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Pakistani Killer Mob Members Sentenced to Death

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:42 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has sentenced seven men to death for the killing of two teenage boys last year that was recorded and broadcast on television. An anti-terrorism court in the city of Gujranwala, in Punjab province, issued the verdict late Tuesday. The court sentenced six others to life imprisonment, while 10 police officers were given […]

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Indonesian Widows Win Dutch Compensation for 1947 Massacre

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 2:12 am (UTC-5)
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Seven elderly Indonesian women are to receive compensation payments from the Dutch government for the loss of their husbands, who were massacred during the nation’s independence struggle more than 60 years ago. A Dutch court announced the decision in a lawsuit Wednesday, rejecting as “unreasonable” the Dutch government’s argument that a statute of limitations has […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court Judges Sworn In

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Judges for Kenya’s first ever Supreme Court have taken their oath of office in the country’s capital, Nairobi. President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga were among government officials attending Friday’s ceremony at the State House. The Supreme Court judges include Phillip Tunoi, Jackton Ojwang, Mohamed Ibrahim, Charles Wanjala and Njoki Ndung’u. Their confirmation […]

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