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Legal news from Thursday, December 30, 2010
by Daniel Richey

Officials from the United Nations on Thursday urged all parties to the disputed presidential election in the Ivory Coast to honor the country's commitment to prevent genocide, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing under the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document. Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide Francis Deng …

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by Daniel Richey

The Khamovnichesky District Court in Moscow on Thursday sentenced former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, to six additional years in prison, extending their imprisonment to a total of 14 years. The imposition of the maximum possible sentence has stoked international criticism [Deutsche …

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by Eryn Correa

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was convicted of two rape charges on Thursday, following his decision to rescind an earlier plea bargain. A Tel Aviv court found him guilty of assaulting a female employee of the Tourism Ministry during his time as Minister, and two women at the President's Residence during his time as President. Katsav resigned …

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