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Legal news from Sunday, September 30, 2012
by Cynthia Miley

UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque on Friday applauded a new California law creating a right to safe drinking water. Assemblymember Mike Eng sponsored the legislation, which declares "the established policy of the state that every human being …

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by Matthew Pomy

Egyptian Defence Minister General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday ordered a reduced sentence for a group of military officers who took part in opposition protests in April 2011. There were 22 officers, known as the April 8 Officers, arrested for their participation in protests in support of the revolution and against the Supreme Council of the Armed …

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by Matthew Pomy

Mexico's Chamber of Deputies approved a bill after 14 hours of debate on Saturday that provides for a broad range of reforms to Mexico's labor market. The bill seeks to improve the transparency of Mexico's trade unions and make labor regulations more flexible. The bill was a bipartisan effort between the conservative outgoing National Action …

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