Legal news from Sunday, December 22, 2013

[JURIST] The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) [official website] announced [UN News Centre report] Sunday that it has begun relocating all non-critical staff from Juba, the capital city, amid the escalating violence between military factions in South Sudan. UNMISS is moving its staff from Juba to Entebbe, Uganda, as … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Sunday urged [press release] the international community to provide more support for central Philippine communities devastated by powerful typhoon Haiyan last month. The rebuilding effort is based on a four-year plan, which amounts to about $ 8.17 billion, will restore the affected … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three human rights activists to three years in prison and fined each of them $7,000 USD for violating the country's controversial new anti-protest law. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel were convicted [BBC report] of participating in an illegal protest and allegedly … [read more]

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