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Legal news from Sunday, September 20, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on Friday urged countries to increase efforts to search for disappeared persons. Chairman of the group Ariel Dulitzky, in addressing the 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council, stated, "One person is probably being disappeared in one of your countries as …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Friday handed down its first judgment, finding journalist Karma Khayat in contempt of court for not removing a broadcast made in 2012. The STL, set up to prosecute those responsible for the assassination of prime minister Rafik Hariri, cleared Khayat of charges of …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Apple asked the US Supreme Court on Wednesday for extra time to appeal a decision which found the company had engaged in illegal "marketplace vigilantism" when it entered the e-book market. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in June that Apple violated the Sherman Antitrust Act when it entered into deals …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The US House of Representatives on Friday approved the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, a bill that would cut all federal funding to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood. The vote followed over a month of intense scrutiny against Planned Parenthood over videos released by an anti-abortion group purportedly showing violations of …

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