Legal news from Sunday, July 28, 2013
13:07 EDT

[JURIST] Israel's coalition government on Sunday approved a draft bill that would require the government to submit any proposed peace deal with Palestinians to voters for approval by referendum. The bill [Times of Israel report] would exist as Basic Law in the country, which preserves basic rights and presides over [read more]

12:07 EDT

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called Sunday for an end to the violence [press release] in Egypt. Supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] and former president Mohamed Morsi [JURIST news archive] refused to clear the streets on Sunday despite mass killings by [read more]

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[JURIST] Illinois Governor Pat Quinn [official website] signed a bill [HB 2148 text, PDF] on Saturday making Illinois the eighteenth state to allow online voter registration. The bill, which is set to take effect in July of next year, will allow anyone with a valid driver's license or state identification [read more]

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[JURIST] Following the country's parliamentary elections on Sunday, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) [official website, in Khmer] alleged in an email that an opposing party's claims of victory were incorrect due to poll irregularities. The CNRP claimed in its email [AFP report] that names disappeared from the electoral roll [read more]

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