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SUPREME COURT VOIDS IGBO CUSTOMARY LAW, DECLARES INHERITANCE FOR GIRL CHILD.

MONDAY, April 14, 2014, the Supreme Court voided the Igbo customary law, which denies daughters inheriting their fathers’ estate. The Supreme Court said it was discriminatory and in conflict with the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 422 more words

Sejdić: Charges against protest organiser serve as threats

This article originally appeared on 21.4.2014 at slobodnaevropa.org

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Unsko-sanski canton has filed a minor offence charge against Aida Sejdić for organising a protest that was, as they claimed to the police, against the law. 667 more words

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Does the PPO achieve its purpose? (A constitutional perspective)

Do the citizens of Pakistan really need a PPO at this time? The two main issues which arise from the PPO are: whether the constitution supports such a law and  whether it breaches the fundamental right guaranteed to each citizen of Pakistan. 1,039 more words

Legal minds eye quality control for convictions

NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns. Yet the life-and-death world of criminal justice often operates without a similar mechanism for probing its most feared failures: wrongful convictions. 817 more words

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Legal minds eye quality control for convictions

NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns. Yet the life-and-death world of criminal justice often operates without a similar mechanism for probing its most feared failures: wrongful convictions. 817 more words

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