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Legal news from Sunday, April 24, 2016
by Jacqueline Jones

UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing Leilani Farha warned on Friday that homelessness is India is a major problem. Farha called on the government of India to take immediate action to ensure adequate housing for the disadvantaged within the country. She stated, "I am extremely concerned for the millions of people who experience …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Bangladeshi workers gathered Sunday on the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster to demand justice for the incident that took the lives of more than 1,000 people. A court in Dhaka ruled that 41 defendants can be tried for murder for the April 2013 garment factory collapse. Initially charged with culpable homicide, the defendants were charged …

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by Taylor Gillan

Egypt's Court of Cassation on Sunday overturned the five-year prison sentences of 35 Al-Azhar students, ordering a retrial. The students were charged with rioting, illegal protesting, resisting authorities and blocking roads. The rioting charges came as a result of 2014 riots on the Al-Azhar University campus, which became violent. The University, located …

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by Taylor Gillan

The Florida Supreme Court on Friday granted a motion to suspend the state's mandatory 24-hour waiting period for abortions. The ban shall remain suspended until the court determines whether it will accept jurisdiction over the case. The law implementing the waiting period, which was signed by Governor Rick Scott last year, was allowed to go into …

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