Legal news from Saturday, November 13, 2010
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[JURIST] The Myanmar Police Force [official website] on Saturday released pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], ending her almost eight years under house arrest. Police left the area and a barbed-wire fence near her home was removed, allowing Suu Kyi to address supporters [AP report] [read more]

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[JURIST] US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [official profile] has urged Hezbollah [CFR backgrounder; JURIST news archive] not to resort to violence [text] in an attempt to impede the investigation of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) [official website] into the 2005 murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik [read more]

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[JURIST] Canadian UN ambassador John McNee [official profile] on Friday announced that the country has endorsed [press release] the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [text], reversing the government's initial opposition to the declaration. Though the government reiterated its concerns about several of the declaration's provisions, it cited [read more]

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