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Legal news from Monday, December 26, 2016
by Aaron Christenson

The UN Security Council on Friday elected to extend the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to March 2018. The mandate of UNMIL was also broadened to "comprise protection of civilians, reform of justice and security institutions, protection and promotion of human rights, public information activities, and protection of UN personnel and installations." …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Bolivia President Evo Morales pardoned 1,800 prisoners on Saturday in a continued attempt to cut down on prison overcrowding. Those that Morales pardoned include inmates with sentences of less than five years, one-time offenders, prisoners under the age of 28, single mothers with incarcerated children, prisoners with terminal illnesses as well as people with disabilities. …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Tunisian authorities have arrested three individuals suspected of being involved in the December 19th terror attack at a Berlin Christmas Market where a loaded truck ran into the crowded market. One of the men is the nephew of Anis Amri, who was suspected to be the driver of the truck. The nephew, whose name has not been released, has confessed …

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by Aaron Christenson

A legislative committee in the Taiwan Parliament on Monday approved a bill that would amend the Taiwan Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage. The Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee approved a change in the Code from "male and female parties" in to "two parties," which would allow homosexual couples to be legally wed. The change was …

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