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Legal news from Friday, July 28, 2017
by Elizabeth Lowman

A Mendoza court sentenced four former federal judges to life in prison for crimes against humanity carried out during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship. The judges were originally tried as accomplices for failure to investigate the kidnapping, torture and murder of dissenters. The prosecutors eventually charged the judges as principals arguing that the judges' …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) released a report stating that same-sex relationships are still illegal in 72 countries around the world. The report identifies these 72 nations as "criminalising States" or countries where gay individuals can face legal ramifications if their relationships are disclosed. Out of these 72 countries, anti-gay …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, the leader of a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), turned himself in to UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) on Wednesday. The DRC took out a warrant for Sheka's arrest in 2011 after his forces allegedly raped at least 387 civilians during a four-day period in …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Demoractic People's Republic of Korea, Tomas Ojea Quintana, is asking North and South Korea to open discussions concerning human rights following his second visit to South Korea. Quintana argued the proposed the resumption of communication between the two nations will present an …

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