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Legal news from Wednesday, November 18, 2015
by Brittany Felder

A Spanish judge has effectively issued an "arrest warrant" for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ordering law enforcement to alert him if Netanyahu sets foot in the country, so that he may reopen the investigation into the 2010 Israeli flotilla attack [JURIST op-ed]. Judge Jose de la Mata, closed the investigation earlier this year as it was …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentences of two opposition leaders who were convicted of war crimes for their involvement in the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, second in command of the Jamaat-e-Islami group, and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party will be executed [Bangladesh …

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by Miracle Jones

The Rwandan Senate unanimously voted on Tuesday to allow President Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office. This vote is a step in the ongoing process to amend the 2003 Constitution following a petition from the citizens. The Senate voted to restructure 16 articles and revise 32 others, specifically amending …

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by Brittany Felder

The UK Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to an immigration rule requiring foreign spouses of UK citizens to speak English before relocating to the UK. The provision, announced in June 2010, requires an immigrant to be able to speak English before joining his or her spouse in the UK. The …

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by Justin Cosgrove

The Dutch Council of State on Wednesday ordered more cuts in gas production. The court came to this decision after stronger and more frequent earthquakes occurred in the Netherlands as a result of extraction. The Groningen, the field in question, will be capped at 22 billion cubic …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that same-sex couples with children who had been in a union before same-sex marriage was legalized may be granted custodial rights. The case involves parents Charlene Ramey and Kimberly Sutton, who separated two years before the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. During their eight years together, …

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