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Legal news from Sunday, September 11, 2016
by Mark Casper

In a press release issued on Friday, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyan, called upon Ukrainian officials to develop a comprehensive plan to address internally displaced persons (IDP), and provide durable solutions to the issue. Beyani urged the government "to intensify its efforts to protect the rights of …

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by Mark Casper

Tens of thousands of people marched in Mexico in protest of same-sex marriage Saturday, a controversial topic in the country exacerbated by a proposal from embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto to recognize same-sex marriage. The marches were organized by the National Front for the Family, an alliance of religious organizations and civil society groups, and …

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by Emelina Perez

A court in Kiel, Germany, ruled Friday that a 92-year-old woman charged with Nazi crimes is unfit to stand trial. The woman was identified only as Helma M. due to German privacy laws and is reportedly partially deaf, blind and suffering from an internal illness. Helma was charged [AP/Reuters report] with being an accessory to the murder of 260,000 people …

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by Emelina Perez

A Volkswagen (VW) engineer pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to one count of conspiracy to defraud the US, commit wire fraud and violate the Clean Air Act by implementing software in the manufacturer's vehicles that could cheat US emissions tests. James Robert Liang was indicted in the Eastern District …

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