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Legal news from Tuesday, May 3, 2016
by Brittany Felder

Four men were arrested Monday in connection with the murder of Berta C├íceres, the founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations Honduras (COPINH) and a prominent defender of indigenous rights and the environment. The men were arrested in raids as part of the "Jaguar" operation. UN rights experts …

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by Brittany Felder

Three UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged action to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, saying it iis "ot just about water, but human rights." The experts on extreme poverty, housing, and water and sanitation touched on how the water crisis was the result of "failing to recognize that water is a human right, from …

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by William Helbling

An Argentinian federal prosecutor on Monday made a formal request to a judge to conduct an investigation of former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her son for illegal enrichment. Federal prosecutor Carlos Rivolo has been overseeing an ongoing investigation into a real estate company run by the former president and her son that has ties to …

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by William Helbling

New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron on Monday ruled that New York election officials may certify the recent primary election results after rejecting a challenge to the state's "closed primary" system. New York attorney Mark Warren Moody sued the city and state election officials claiming millions of state citizens were barred from voting because they did …

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