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Poland, Denmark, & Italy file interventions in ICJ investigation of alleged Russian genocide in Ukraine

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The Republic of Poland, the Kingdom of Denmark and the Italian Republic Friday filed declarations of intervention in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. Human rights experts across the world have accused Russia of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine. Under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court , states may intervene in the proceedings if the outcome will bind them.

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“The story of the praying Bremerton coach keeps getting more surreal”

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“The story of the praying Bremerton coach keeps getting more surreal”: Columnist Danny Westneat has this essay online at The Seattle Times. The post “The story of the praying Bremerton coach keeps getting more surreal” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Teenage girl detained for Facebook post in Bangladesh released

JURIST

Amnesty International Friday published an announcement that Dipti Rani Das, a teenager who was detained over a Facebook post, was released from detention on March 15. In October 2020, Dipti Rani Das, a Hindu minority teenage girl, was arrested in Dinajpur, Bangladesh, under Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act, 2018 over a Facebook post which contained a photograph of a woman keeping the Islamic holy book Quran in between her thighs.

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“At Millions Per Detainee, Guantánamo Prison Stuck in a Cycle of Costly Delays; The mission has relied on short-term fixes for things like housing and medical care for two decades; With 36 detainees left, the prison will soon receive its 21st commander”

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“At Millions Per Detainee, Guantánamo Prison Stuck in a Cycle of Costly Delays; The mission has relied on short-term fixes for things like housing and medical care for two decades; With 36 detainees left, the prison will soon receive its 21st commander”: Carol Rosenberg has this front page article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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African Union committee holds Tanzania guilty of violating fundamental rights of girls

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The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) Thursday held that Tanzania’s policy on the expulsion of pregnant and married girls with no opportunity of re-entry to schools and the forced pregnancy testing conducted in schools violates various provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Charter).

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Huge mass graves discovered in reclaimed Ukraine city of Izyum

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Ministry of the Defence of Ukraine (MDU) Thursday discovered an improvised grave site consisting of more than 440 unmarked graves in a nearby forest in Izyum after Ukraine retook control of Izyum in the Kharkiv region. MDU also informed that the necessary procedural actions have already begun there. According to the MDU, the bodies consist mostly of civilians, but also bodies of 17 Ukrainian soldiers, adding to the widely documented evidence of mass executions by Russian forces since its invasi

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Belgium: Buying And Selling Commercial Property In Belgium: A Guide - Innovation Park

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The past few years have proven fruitful for investors diversifying their property portfolios with commercial real estate. These investments offer better financial returns than residential properties and are typically good hedges against inflation.

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India dispatch: border disengagement with Chinese forces is promising, but military tensions and legal uncertainties remain

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related national and international developments in and affecting India. Here Apoorv Vats, a second-year student at NALSAR University of Law, files from Hyderabad on the latest disengagement of Indian and Chinese forces from a border position in contention since 2020. Last Tuesday, September 13 th , India and China announced the completion of disengagement of their troops from the Patrolling Point (PP) 15 in Eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actu

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Australia: Parole Authority discretion to grant or refuse parole in NSW - Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia

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Parole Authority NSW can grant parole if it considers that it will be in the interest of the community safety to do so.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Indian government says Ukraine returnee medical students can’t be accommodated in Indian colleges

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India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW) Thursday filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court of India stating that Indian medical students who returned from Ukraine due to the Russia-Ukraine war can’t be accommodated in Indian medical colleges in the absence of any provision in the National Medical Commission Act allowing such accommodation.

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“Kidnapping is a Thing”: MSNBC Continues False Claim that DeSantis is Kidnapping Migrants

JonathanTurley

I have been writing about the claim of Hillary Clinton and others that the transportation of migrants to places like Martha’s Vineyard is “literally human trafficking” and other crimes. Despite the utter lack of legal basis for these allegations, major media has continued to air such claims. This weekend, MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross and MSNBC regular (and past writer for Above the Law and the Nation) repeated the false claim that the trips constitute kidnapping.

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Australia: Can I change my Guilty plea to Not Guilty in NSW courts? - Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia

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This scenario is not as straight forward as pleading 'guilty' after pleading 'not guilty' to a criminal offence.

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Hiking Toward the Sunset in San Diego

JonathanTurley

This weekend I gave a keynote address to the California Lawyers Conference. While my time in San Diego was very limited, I was able to break away after the speech to hike along the ocean and ended at the Sunset trail in time for sunset. It is spectacular. For hikers, you feel like you are at the Louvre where every turn reveals another masterpiece. I found myself in a little cove used by surfers down a tiny and steep trail.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.