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Legal news from Thursday, July 14, 2016
by Jaclyn Belczyk

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) war crimes defendant Goran Hadzic, the former president of the Republic of Serbian Krajina during the Croatian War of Independence, died Tuesday from brain cancer. Hadzic was accused of coordinating, supporting and instigating efforts to achieve the "permanent removal of a majority of …

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by Kasey Tuttle

The European Union's highest court released an advisory opinion Wednesday stating that Asma Bougnaoui, a French Muslim woman who lost her job in 2009 for wearing a head scarf, was unlawfully discriminated against. The opinion found that Bougnaoui's release was not related to her ability to perform at work, rather it was directly related to her religious …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that Microsoft is not required to hand over customers' e-mails held overseas to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The case was initiated when Microsoft sued the DOJ over their request for customer data held in Ireland. Microsoft claimed that …

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by Kasey Tuttle

Hundreds of Egyptians have been abducted and tortured by Egypt's National Security Agency during a crackdown on political activists and protesters, Amnesty International (AI) reported Wednesday. Authorities have denied the accusations, but individuals have been prosecuted for isolated incidents. AI estimates three to four individuals are abducted each day. The report states there have been 17 …

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