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Legal news from Monday, May 11, 2015
by Brittany Felder

A group of UN human rights experts said Monday that the Government of Paraguy "failed in its responsibility to act with due diligence" towards a 10-year-old girl who was raped and became pregnant. According to the experts, the girl has not been given treatments that could "save her life and preserve her health, including safe and therapeutic …

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by Brittany Felder

The High Court of Kanartaka, on Monday cleared former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, of all corruption charges on appeal. In the judgment, Justice CR Kumaraswamy wrote that the lower court ruling "suffer from infirmity, and is not sustainable law." Monday's decision will allow Jayaram to run in next year's election, possibly allowing …

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by Emelina Perez

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned Sunday's suicide attack targeting a bus carrying civilian passengers working for the Attorney General's office. The attack killed five prosecutors and injured 19 people. The Taliban claimed responsibility, making this their twelfth attack in 2015 against legal professionals, killing a total of about 114 civilians. …

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by Emelina Perez

The UN Human Rights Council on Monday reviewed the US human rights record as part of its Universal Periodic Reviews, expressing concern over excessive use of force by law enforcement, racial discrimination, and minority rights, particularly for African Americans. Participating nations recommended the US eliminate excessive use of force by police, work to ensure minority …

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