Legal news from Sunday, February 17, 2013
14:02 EDT

[JURIST] A White House [official website] draft immigration reform [JURIST backgrounder] proposal would allow immigrants to become legal permanent residents in eight years, USA Today reported [text] on Saturday. The plan reportedly would also increase security funding, require business owners to check the immigration status of new hires within four [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Seven retired military officers were sentenced on Friday to life in prison for various human rights abuses committed during the "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder, JURIST news archive] in Argentina from 1976-1983. News of the sentences was released in a statement [AFP report] by the Center of Judicial Information, an [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Bangladesh parliament [official website] on Sunday approved amendments to the country's war crimes laws to allow prosecutors to appeal sentences given to defendants convicted of war crimes. These amendments are a response to protests [JURIST report] that ensued after Abdul Quader Mollah, leader of the Islamist Jamatt-e-Islami (JI) [read more]

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