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Legal news from Sunday, May 12, 2013
by Samuel Franklin

Kenya's ambassador to the UN, Macharia Kamau, has sent a letter to the UN Security Council asking that the International Criminal Court (ICC) charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto be dismissed, accusing the ICC of lack of impartiality, threatening regional security and violating Kenyans' wishes. …

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by Benjamin Minegar

A group of international non-governmental organizations released a joint statement Friday urging world leaders to establish a global development framework that prioritizes human rights and normative justice over aid-based models after the expiration of the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In July 2012 the UN established a 26-member panel to draft plans …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday arrested Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) leader AKM Yusuf on charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors allege that Yusuf helped to train 96 Islamic party activists for the paramilitary group known as the "Razakars." The militia group …

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