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    South Sudan; Sudan: Sexual, Gender Violence (Feb. 25, 2011) On February 20, 2011, the Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG), a local civil rights organization, accused the Northern Sudanese security apparatus of systematically using gender-based violence against female activists, in response to anti-government protests. (Sudan Used Sexual Violence Against Female Activists, Right [sic] Group Says, SUDAN TRIBUNE (Feb. 22, 2011), http://tinyurl.com/49haple.) The […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2011-02-25
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    South Sudan: Laws Regulating Non-Governmental Organizations Enacted (Feb. 16, 2016) On February 11, 2016, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, signed into law two bills: the Non-Governmental Organizations Bill, 2015 (NGO Bill) (repealing and replacing the Non-Governmental Organizations Act of 2003), and the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Bill, 2015.  (South Sudanese President Signs NGO Bill into Law, SUDAN TRIBUNE (Feb. 11, […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2016-02-16
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    Sudan: Citizenship Changed for Residents from the South (July 20, 2011) On July 13, 2011, the Parliament of Sudan passed a law that ends Sudanese citizenship for residents of the newly independent state of South Sudan. Although the legislation had yet to have its third reading, Member of Parliament Ismail al-Haj Musa stated that all “southerners are going to lose their Sudanese nationality […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2011-07-20
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    Israel: Jerusalem District Court Decision on Repatriation of South Sudanese (June 26, 2012) On June 7, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court, sitting as a Court for Administrative Matters, rejected a petition to void a decision of the Minister of Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of “collective protection” from repatriation for all South Sudanese in Israel to any place in South Sudan. The […]
    • Contributor: Levush, Ruth
    • Date: 2012-06-26
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    United Nations: Ban Ki-moon Decries Increase in Child Soldiers (June 10, 2016) The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, expressing shock at the marked increase in violations of children’s rights, has called for changes in law and policy to better protect young people. His concern was focused on the use of child soldiers in a number of countries, particularly Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, and […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2016-06-10
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    Sudan: Regional Law on Children's Rights Issued (Apr. 14, 2009) On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The UNICEF director for Southern Sudan, Peter Crowley, called this step “a major milestone in creating a […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2009-04-14
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    Sudan: Framework Accord Between Government and Liberation Movement (July 1, 2011) On June 28, 2011, the “Framework Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-North) on Political Partnership between the National Congress Party (NCP) and the SPLM-North, and Political and Security Arrangements in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan States” was concluded. (Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2011-07-01
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    Sudan: Women Arrested for Wearing Pants Are Released (Jan. 11, 2018) On December 10, 2017, Sudanese authorities released 24 women arrested by morality police four days earlier for wearing pants at a party in the El Mamoura area of south Khartoum. (Sudanese Women Arrested ‘for Wearing Trousers’ Released, NEW ARAB (Dec. 11, 2017).) The women, who had been arrested despite obtaining a permit […]
    • Contributor: Sadek, George
    • Date: 2018-01-11
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    Permanent Court of Arbitration; Sudan: Ruling on Long Disputed Abyei Region (July 31, 2009) On July 22, 2009, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague rendered its final award in the arbitration between the Government of Sudan (in the north, whose capital is Khartoum) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (of southern Sudan, whose headquarters is Juba) on the delimitation of the Abyei region […]
    • Contributor: Zeldin, Wendy
    • Date: 2009-07-31
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    International Criminal Court; South Korea: Examination of Recent Incidents as Possible War Crimes (Dec. 9, 2010) On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent incidents in the Republic of Korea (South Korea or ROK) as war crimes. The two events […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2010-12-09
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    Global Legal Monitor - October/November 2006 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR October/November 2006 ISSUE 5 G.L.M. 2006 Featured Topics: Attorneys and Judges | Communications and Electronic Information | Criminal Law | Education Elections and Politics | Employment Law | Family Law | Gender Equality | Health Law & Regulation | Human Rights | Immigration and Nationality Law | Intellectual Property International Relations | Property Law | Religion |...
    • Contributor: Law Library of Congress
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    Afghanistan: Steps Toward Ending Use of Children in the Military (Aug. 6, 2014) According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article “Road Map Toward Compliance” for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which was a commitment to protect children affected by war and prevent their recruitment into the armed forces. […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2014-08-06
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    United Nations: Agreement Signed with Olympic Committee (Apr. 30, 2014) On April 28, 2014, the United Nations and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the role of sports in development and peace. The pact was signed at U.N. headquarters by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the chief of the Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach. Ban stated “[s]port has great […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2014-04-30
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    United Nations: Anti-Piracy Agreement Signed (Feb. 5, 2009) Nine countries in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea region have signed a Code of Conduct designed to increase cooperation against the piracy off the coast of Somalia. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, and Yemen have agreed to work together to seize, investigate, and prosecute pirates operating in the […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2009-02-05
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    ANGOLA – New Press Law Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR July 2008 ISSUE 7 G.L.M. 2008 Featured Topics: Abortion | Attorneys and Judges | Budget | Capital Punishment | Child Pornography | Children Communications and Electronic Information | Constitutional Law | Constitutional Rights Courts | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Defense | Education | Elections and Politics Energy | Environment | Family | Freedom of Information...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    ANGOLA – New Press Law Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR January 2008 ISSUE 1 G.L.M. 2008 Featured Topics: Capital Punishment | Children | Civil Disobedience | Civil Procedure | Communications and Electronic Information | Consumer Protection | Courts | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure Education | Elections and Politics | Energy | Family | Freedom of Information | Gender Equality Government Ethics | Government Organization | Health...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    ANGOLA – New Press Law Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR June 2008 ISSUE 6 G.L.M. 2008 Featured Topics: AIDS | Attorneys and Judges | Budget | Capital Punishment | Civil Procedure | Communications and Electronic Information | Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Customs Disasters | Discrimination | Elections and Politics | Employment | Energy | Environment Family | Gambling | Government Ethics |...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    Kenya: Parliament Considering Security Laws Amendment Legislation (Dec. 16, 2014) Kenya’s Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya’s Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) The proposed legislation follows a series of terrorist attacks launched by Al-Shabab, a Somalia-based terrorist group, and mounting public […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2014-12-16
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    Global Legal Monitor - April 2007 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR APRIL 2007 ISSUE 4 G.L.M. 2007 Featured Topics: Abortions | AIDS | Arbitration | Border Zones | Boundaries | Capital Punishment | Children Communications and Electronic Information | Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Defense Disability Law | Education | Elections and Politics | Employment Law | Energy | Environmental Law | Family Law | Foreign Investment...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    Global Legal Monitor - March 2007 Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR March 2007 ISSUE 3 G.L.M. 2007 Featured Topics: Abortions | Attorneys and Judges | Communications and Electronic Information | Criminal Law Cultural Property | Defense | Disability Law | Elections and Politics | Employment Law | Energy Environmental Law | Family Law | Freedom of the Press | Gender Equality | Government Ethics Government Organization | Gun...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    ANGOLA – New Press Law Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR September 2007 ISSUE 9 G.L.M. 2007 Featured Topics: Banking | Border Security | Capital Punishment | Children | Civil Disobedience Communications and Electronic Information | Constitutional Law | Consumer Protection Courts | Criminal Law | Elections and Politics | Employment | Energy | Environment | Export Controls | Family | Freedom of Information | Freedom of the...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    ANGOLA – New Press Law Law Library of Congress GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR February 2008 ISSUE 2 G.L.M. 2008 Featured Topics: Adoption | Attorneys and Judges | Capital Punishment | Constitutional Law | Consumer Protection | Courts | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Defense | Discrimination | Domestic Violence | Education | Elections and Politics | Employment | Environment | Family | Foreign Investment | Freedom of the Press...
    • Contributor: Kimberly Shanea Zellars
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    African Union: Hybrid Court to Try Perpetrators of Darfur Crimes (Nov. 6, 2009) It was reported on October 29, 2009, that the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council summit endorsed the AU Panel on Darfur (AUPD)'s proposal for the creation of a special court to try the perpetrators of crimes committed in Darfur. The court would have Sudanese judges, as well as non-Sudanese judges […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2009-11-06
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    World: Annual Press Freedom Index Published (Nov. 2, 2010) The media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières, RSF) issued its ninth annual World Press Freedom Index on October 20, 2010. Northern Europe still dominated the highest ranking, with several countries sharing first place as those providing the greatest freedom of the press: Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. The […]
    • Contributor: Zeldin, Wendy
    • Date: 2010-11-02
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    Israel: Repeal of Law Authorizing Three-Year Detention of "Infiltrators" (Sept. 24, 2013) On September 16, 2013, Israel’s High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). (SEFER HAHUKIM [BOOK OF LAWS, Israel’s official gazette], No. 2332, Jan. 18, 2012; H.C.J. 7146/12 Adam v. […]
    • Contributor: Levush, Ruth
    • Date: 2013-09-24