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Legal news from Monday, July 18, 2016
by Steven Wildberger

Baltimore City Police Lieutenant Brian Rice on Monday was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in connection with Freddie Gray's arrest and death on April 12, 2015. Rice was the highest-ranking of six Baltimore police officers charged in the incident, and was the fourth to go on trial. Circuit Judge Barry Williams …

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by Steven Wildberger

A group of international human rights experts, including UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez, on Monday called on states worldwide to adopt the Revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Also known as the Nelson Mandela Rules, the standards "represent a universally accepted minimum standard for the treatment of prisoners, conditions …

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by Matthew Santiago

An advisory board to the African Union (AU) on Saturday accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of narrowly focusing its investigations on African government leaders since its inception in 2002. Last April, AU members ordered the Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) to evaluate their ties to the ICC amidst growing concerns that …

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