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Legal news from Monday, September 18, 2017
by Jonathon Churchin

Jared Genser, lawyer for detained Baquer and Siamak Namazi, on Monday released the opinion from the UN Working Group on arbitrary detention, which concluded that Iran was illegally detaining the father and son without legitimate reason. The non binding opinion was issued by the panel of five experts on international humanitarian law. The panel cited the …

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by Jonathon Churchin

Indian officials in Delhi indicated Monday that they have not received any data from China for the Brahmaputra river this monsoon season, in violation of an agreement signed between the two countries in 2013. The Brahmaputra River, beginning in Tibet and having a southern flow into India and Bangladesh, is notorious for flooding the lower basin during the monsoon …

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by Jennifer Suder

Iraq's Federal Supreme Court on Monday temporarily suspended the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) independence referendum vote that was set to take place September 25. The move follows the Council of Iraq's vote on Tuesday that denied the referendum petition of Kurdistan …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Six immigrants filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the Trump administration's decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), arguing that the Trump administration did not follow proper administrative procedure. The case, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, is the first brought …

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