Legal news from Saturday, May 1, 2010
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[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Friday urged [statement] Central African nations to adopt a legally binding instrument to combat illicit arms trafficking. Ban noted that there is a strong correlation [UN News Centre report] between arms trafficking and illicit activities, "[y]et Central Africa remains one of the [read more]

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[JURIST] A German federal court [official website, in German] on Friday ruled that the government has no legal basis [press release, in German] for keeping files on top Nazi [JURIST news archive] official Adolf Eichmann secret, ordering their release. Argentinian journalist Gabriele Weber filed suit in order to get the [read more]

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[JURIST] The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) [official website] on Friday placed Russia, China, and Canada [JURIST news archives] on its Priority Watch List [text, PDF] of 12 countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights [press release]. The USTR stated that the Chinese, on the list [read more]

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[JURIST] Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) [official website] on Friday signed into law a bill [HB 2162 materials] designed to clarify the recently passed immigration law [SB 1070 materials]. The original bill, signed into law [JURIST report] last week, makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant and requires [read more]

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