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Legal news from Monday, July 17, 2017
by Autumn Callan

Thousands of people rallied in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday to protest controversial proposals aimed at reforming the country's court system. The demonstration comes as a response to a series of bills passed by Poland's Senate over the last week that many fear are a threat to judicial independence. The bills give parliament, where the Law and …

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by Autumn Callan

Millions of Venezuelans voted on Sunday to reject President Nicolás Maduro's plan to rewrite the nation's constitution. The non-binding referendum was organized by the country's opposition activists. More than 7 million individuals, roughly one-third of Venezuela's registered voters, took part with over 98 percent rejecting Maduro's plan. Many have accused the efforts for a constitutional rewrite …

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by Autumn Callan

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released a report Monday condemning an increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan during the first half of 2017. Although there was an overall decrease in civilian casualties in the first six months of 2017, there was an increase in injuries and deaths from improvised explosive devices (IED). IEDs from …

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