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Legal news from Saturday, July 14, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Saturday she would send Friday's ruling by the Constitutional Court to the Council of State to determine what the next steps will be in amending the country's constitution. The Constitutional Court ruled yesterday that parliament could amend the constitution on a piecemeal basis, and that a national referendum …

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by Matthew Pomy

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released a statement on Friday expressing deep concern regarding the most recent violence in Syria, casting doubt over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's commitment to the recent peace plan agreed to by the Syrian government. The Secretary General was referring to the recent shelling of the city of Treimseh in …

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by Matthew Pomy

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a second warrant on Friday for the arrest of Congolese General Bosco Ntaganda on charges of war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between September 2002 and September 2003. Ntaganda is already wanted for war crimes in relation …

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