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Legal news from Sunday, July 24, 2011
by Dan Taglioli

Two suspected war criminals have been arrested in Canada after the federal government announced Thursday it would seek the aid of its citizens in tracking down 30 individuals suspected of war crimes or crimes against humanity. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney announced and released a list of the 30 alleged …

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by Jennie Ryan

Belgium implemented a law on Saturday banning women from wearing the Islamic burqa in public. The measure was initially passed by the Belgian Federal Parliament in April 2010 by a vote of 136-1. Under the new legislation, any woman who wears a burqa in public faces the possibility of a fine or up to seven days in jail [ABNA …

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by Jennie Ryan

The South Korean Ministry of Justice announced on Sunday that it has enacted a law which allows the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. The bill passed in the National Assembly last year 137-13 with 140 legislators declining to cast a …

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