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Legal news from Wednesday, June 24, 2015
by Matt Belenky

The Australian parliament on Monday passed the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 to prevent the online piracy of film and TV shows. The approved legislation gives rights holders the chance to go to a federal judge and get overseas websites that have the "primary purpose" of creating copyright infringement issues blocked. Australian internet providers …

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by Matt Belenky

The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ruled in favor of tight regulations pointed at the for-profit college industry. The court ruled that the Education Department has the right to demand that schools show that their graduates are financially dependent enough to repay their student loans. Fraudulent colleges have been the …

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by Devin Montgomery

Human rights groups Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday issued a joint letter to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for the creation of a special prosecutor to investigate claims that Central Intelligence Agency agents used torture against detainees held at Guantanamo Bay prison and elsewhere. The groups said …

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by Devin Montgomery

London's Metropolitan Police announced Tuesday that it has arrested Rwanda National Intelligence and Security Services head Karenzi Karake on an international warrant for war crimes. The European Arrest Warrant was issued in 2008 by Spanish High Court Judge Fernando Andreu for Karake's alleged role in the 1997 killings of three …

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by Taylor Brailey

China's anti-corruption Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) on Tuesday announced the launch of investigations into 26 government agencies and state-owned-enterprises (SOEs). The entities to be investigated include People's Daily Newspaper, Anshan Iron and Steel, conglomerate China Resources, the Ministry of Transport and National Railway Administration. In the announcement, the CCDI …

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by Taylor Brailey

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein announced Tuesday the opening of a UN office to specifically monitor human rights in North Korea (DPRK). The UN Human Rights Office (Seoul) will be located in Seoul, South Korea. It is tasked with outreach, technical cooperation with member states, monitoring human rights violations, …

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