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Legal news from Monday, November 16, 2015
by Alonso Diaz

Five Yemeni detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the Department of Defense (DOD) announced Sunday. The Guantanamo Review Task Force (GRTF) unanimously approved for transfer four of the five detainees more than five years ago. At first, Ali Ahmad Muhammad al-Razihi, the fifth …

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by Justin Cosgrove

The US Supreme Court denied review in New Hampshire Right to Life v. Department of Health & Human Services [docket; cert. petition, PDF] on Monday. The anti-abortion group petitioned the court to clarify Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order to get access to Planned Parenthood documents …

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by Alexis Wheeler

UN Special Rapporteurs Makarim Wibisono and Christof Heyns expressed concern Monday over ongoing violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and Israel. This latest phase of conflict began in October and has claimed an estimated 15 Israeli and 80 Palestinian lives, with more casualties reported over the weekend. Although International law allows …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) released a 37-page report on Monday calling on those with ground-level control to declare that recent acts by the Islamic State (IS) and other militants will not be tolerated and "to immediately take action to stop acts in breach of international human rights and humanitarian law". The report highlights …

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by Brittany Felder

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was removed as a member of the country's National Assembly on Monday, paving the way for his arrest in connection with a defamation case following his return from South Korea. The National Assembly's standing committee approved Rainsy's arrest concerning a "previously unenforced 2011 court decision," which sentenced Rainsy …

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by Brittany Felder

A Bahraini court on Monday rejected the death sentence appeals of two men convicted in a 2014 bombing that killed three police officers. The court's decision was announced by prosecutor Nayyaf Yusuf. The men, Hassan Mosa and Mohammed Ramadan, were among 12 convicted in the bombing. While one other defendant received the sentence of life …

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