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Legal news from Sunday, February 14, 2016
by Dominic Yobbi

Serbian lawmakers on Friday approved a bill that will allow restitution of heirless and unclaimed Jewish property taken during the Holocaust. The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), which aggressively campaigned for the bill to be passed, said that Serbia is leading the way as one of the first countries in Europe to pass such legislation. …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The US Senate on Thursday approved legislation that will place a permanent ban on states taxing Internet access. The Senate, by a vote of 75-20, passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Although the main provisions of the bill will strengthen enforcement of US duties on foreign goods, the bill also …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday urged African nations to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Speaking during a televised presidential debate, Museveni accused the court of working against Africa and said the court is not serious about their problems. Museveni has been the President of Uganda for 30 years and is currently a …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday reported that civilian casualties in Afghanistan had reached a record high 11,000 in 2015. The report states that the civilian casualty rate has risen in Afghanistan once again. The report further notes that despite a reduction of over 10 percent in civilian causalities caused by …

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