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Legal news from Monday, November 26, 2012
by Brandon Gatto

The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has accused a group of Islamist radicals of committing crimes against humanity in Nigeria. According to the OTP's 2012 Report on Preliminary Examination Activities, there is a reasonable basis to conclude that Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group that endeavors to …

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by Blake Lynch

Independent UN expert Kishore Singh on Friday urged world leaders to guarantee the availability of quality education without discrimination, particularly for girls, minorities and indigent children. "The right to education means more than just being able to attend school," Singh said. Singh also emphasized the increasing importance of educational quality in technical and vocational education and training …

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by Addison Morris

Human rights defenders in Zimbabwe continue to be harassed, victimized and threatened, according to a report released Monday by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (OBS). The OBS, a joint program of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture, published the 31-page report entitled …

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by Daniel Mullen

The Serbian Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor sent a letter to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday requesting materials and evidence from the case files of two Croatian generals, whose convictions were overturned by the ICTY last week. The 3-2 decision to overturn the …

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by Alison Sacriponte

German prosecutors on Monday charged 91-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen SS Siert Bruins with the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944. The Dortmund prosecutor accused Bruins of executing captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the town of Appingedam. Bruins and an accomplice, …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Apple filed a motion on Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California requesting permission to add six additional products to its patent infringement claim against Samsung Electronics. According to court documents, Apple seeks to supplement its claim with newer Samsung products brought to market after the …

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