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Legal news from Monday, September 21, 2015
by Taylor Gillan

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday released a statement strongly condemning Saturday's military escalation in Benghazi. In its statement, the mission expressed that developments on the ground in Libya over the last year have "clearly shown that a military solution is not a viable option in Libya." UNSMIL also said that the …

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by Taylor Gillan

Demonstrators in Nepal gathered Monday to protest the country's new constitution, which was promulgated on Sunday. The constitution was signed and announced by Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav, who was applauded by members of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal in Kathmandu. It was approved by the Constituent Assembly …

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by Brittany Felder

The US Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) has issued a report criticizing the Obama administration's immigration detention facilities, stating that some "are not fully complying with detention standards regarding medical care, legal information and other basic standards of treatment." The report, "The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities," first outlines …

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by Brittany Felder

Asylum seekers and migrants have faced abuse at the hands of police in Macedonia, according to a 59-page report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday. The report, "'As Though We Are Not Human Beings': Police Brutality against Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Macedonia," details the physical and emotional abuse inflicted on migrants as well …

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