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[JURIST] Russian president Dmitry Medvedev Thursday signed anti-corruption legislation [press release] passed by the country's parliament earlier this month. Medvedev has pushed anti-corruption reforms since taking office [JURIST report] in May. The new law imposes... [full story]

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[JURIST] The UN General Assembly Wednesday adopted a resolution criticizing human rights violations in Myanmar. The resolution also called for the release of political prisoners, and expressed dissatisfaction with the country's transition to democracy.... [more]
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