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Legal news from Saturday, May 21, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday submitted a request to the court to begin an investigation into the Ivory Coast political conflict during which thousands of people have been killed and displaced. ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song assigned the investigation to Pre-Trial …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday unanimously ruled to uphold a $413 million judgment against Syria for assisting in the the murders of two US contractors. In 2004, two military contractors assisting the US in Iraq, Olin Armstrong and Jack Hensley, were kidnapped, held hostage, and ultimately decapitated …

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