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Mali Islamist groups recruiting child soldiers: HRW

[JURIST] Three armed Islamist groups in northern Mali are abusing the local population and employing child soldiers [press release], Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported Tuesday. According to interviews that HRW conducted over the past several weeks, three rebel groups, Ansar Dine, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa...

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Fifth Circuit finds Army Corps of Engineers not liable for Katrina damage

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] Monday that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) [official website] is not liable for damages caused by canal breaches that occurred during Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive]. Monday's ruling overturns a previous decision [text, PDF; JURIST report]...

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Kuwait Constitutional Court upholds controversial election law

[JURIST] Kuwait's Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld a controversial election law passed in 2006 that divides the country into five voting constituencies. Tensions ran high in the lead up to the release of the court's decision. The court was cordoned off [Reuters report] prior to issuance of the ruling after thousands protested the election...

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UN officials present document committing to rule of law

[JURIST] The United Nations held the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law [official website] Monday and released the outcome document [text, PDF] prepared by the meeting. The meeting was attended by the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General, the President of the International Court of Justice, the...

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Europe rights court approves extradition of terror suspects to US

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Monday finalized its April ruling [JURIST report] to allow the UK to extradite five terror suspects to the US. Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and four other suspects appealed [JURIST report] that ruling in July, but the ECHR...

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