Legal news from Saturday, July 27, 2013

[JURIST] The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] launched a new campaign [press release] on Friday dedicated to raising awareness about discrimination against the LGBT community and promoting respect for equal rights. Known as "Free and Equal," [official website] the campaign focuses on public … [read more]

[JURIST] The North Carolina Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a bill [House Bill 695, PDF] requiring abortion clinics to meet requirements similar to those for outpatient surgical centers. The new bill also requires that doctors be present during abortions, bans the procedure based on gender and bars coverage by … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Thursday urged Egyptian authorities to apply law and order in addition to safety and security in addressing the protests arising after the military's ouster [JURIST report] of president Mohamed Morsi [official BBC profile; JURIST news … [read more]

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