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Legal news from Friday, June 15, 2018
by Erin McCarthy Holliday

In the days leading up to its July 29 election, experts at the UN Human Rights Council expressed concerns Friday over unclear media rules, calling on Cambodian authorities to ensure journalists' freedom of opinion and expression. The National Election Committee of Cambodia issued a code of conduct that may be construed to have banned journalists from …

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by Sean Rohtla

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday affirmed a decision to freeze assets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's cousin, Rami Makhlouf. The ECJ referred to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1836 of 12 October 2015 that amended Decision 2013/255/CFSP discussing restrictive measures against Syria. Relying heavily on Article 27 and 28, a …

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by Tate Brown

The New York attorney general filed a petition today against the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its directors Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump. The petition alleges "a pattern of persistent illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade, that includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, …

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