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Legal news from Sunday, November 15, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Sunday that Saudi Arabia's new labor laws have helped to stop abuses of migrant workers, but the reforms fail to meet the needs of domestic workers. The 38 amendments went into effect last month. The Labor ministry has increased fines for employers that violate the new requirements, …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Amnesty International (AI) on Friday condemned the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, as an "appalling disregard for human life." The attack killed at least 41 people in the capital of Lebanon. The Islamic State (IS) has taken responsibility for the attack in which two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the predominantly Shi'a suburb …

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by Steven Wildberger

Following significant criticism, Utah Juvenile Court judge Scott Johansen on Friday amended an earlier ruling to allow a same-sex couple to remain foster parents. Johansen had initially ruled against married women April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce on Tuesday, writing in his order, "he Court orders the Division to place the child with a duly married, heterosexual …

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by Steven Wildberger

Paris' chief prosecutor François Molins on Saturday reported three arrests connected to Friday's terrorist attacks. Organized into three teams, terrorists reportedly connected to the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) perpetrated attacks on six different targets in and around Paris. Speaking one day after the attack, Molins reported [NPR …

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