Legal news from Saturday, May 7, 2011
20:05 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Thursday urged [press release] Syria to lift the siege on the town of Daraa and accused Syrian authorities of violating international law in attempting to quell protesters. Movement in and out of Daraa came to a halt almost two weeks ago when [read more]

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[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] accused forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi [BBC profile] of committing war crimes in Misratah in a report [text, PDF press release] on Thursday. According to the report, Gaddafi's troops have employed excessive use of lethal force against unarmed protesters, fired snipers at civilians in [read more]

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[JURIST] The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) [official website] filed a complaint [text, PDF; press release] on Friday in the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website], challenging a state constitutional amendment that guarantees a vote by secret ballot for employee representation. The NLRB, an independent US [read more]

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