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Legal news from Monday, September 12, 2016
by Emelina Perez

India's highest court ordered the state of Karnataka to share water with the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu on Monday. The two states have disputed rights to the Cauvery River for decades. Last week the court ruled that Karnataka must share 15,000 cubic feet per second for 10 days, but Karnataka appealed that decision. Karnataka officials argued [AP …

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by Emelina Perez

The Syrian government and opposition groups began a ceasefire Monday following negotiations by the US and Russia. The ceasefire agreement was reached on Friday and although air strikes were carried out over the weekend, news outlets have reported calm after sunset Monday. If all parties abide by the ceasefire for seven days, the US and Russia will coordinate …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Israel's High Court of Justice ruled Sunday that the implementation of a law allowing the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strikes is constitutional. The court handed down the decision after ruling against petitions filed by the Israel Medical Association and other groups contesting the law that had been introduced last year. The UN had also …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The courts in China issued a statement Monday reiterating their dedication to human rights through the reformation of their criminal laws by upholding the presumption of innocence and the exclusion of illegally obtained evidence. This reformation comes as the UN has repeatedly criticized the country for the secrecy surrounding the judicial system and the manner in which prisoners are …

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