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Legal news from Sunday, April 10, 2016
by Dominic Yobbi

A former Serb general suspected of war crimes against Albanian civilians has been detained, police and a Kosovo-based human rights group reported Friday. Behxhet Shala of the Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms and police spokesperson Baki Kelani have confirmed that Milovan Bojovic was arrested on Thursday after attempting to illegally cross into Kosovo …

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by Dominic Yobbi

A UN human rights expert on Friday called on the international community to put an end to financial secrecy in wake of the recent release of thousands of confidential financial documents known as the "Panama Papers". UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky stated that secrecy revealed by documents …

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by Jacqueline Jones

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday warned about child torture and urged a commitment to end it. At the 43rd session of the Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, Zeid stated, "neither national security nor the fight against terrorism, the threat of armed conflict, …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday overturned a district court decision that allowed Google to ignore a subpoena. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood began investigating Google in 2012 for failing to do enough to prevent crime. He issued a 79-page subpoena, but Google refused to produce the requested information, …

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