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Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

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  Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the...
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International Criminal Law CLE Planned

John L. Fossum is scheduled to speak at a CLE on International Criminal Law, planned for May 3, 2013 in Minneapolis. Mr. Fossum will be speaking on the history of International Criminal Law and Ethics Issues in Defense in International Criminal Law.  He is admitted to practice before...
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Torture Creates Right to Sue, But Not in the United States

The last few weeks have brought some news about torture, and the law surrounding it.  The United Nations Convention Against Torture defines torture, bans the use of torture, prohibits member states from transferring persons to states where they would be subjected to torture, requires member states to punish...
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CLE on International Criminal in Minneapolis, April 18, 2012

John L. Fossum, along with former U.S. Ambassdor Robert Flaten, United States District Court Judge John Tunheim, Assistant United States Attorney John Docherty and Professor Barbara Frey of the Human Rights Program at the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.  Details of the program, registration...
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Fossum Provides Training in Morocco

John L. Fossum recently returned from a visit to Marrakesh, Morocco at the invitation of the Moroccan Institute of Legal Initiatives and the Rabat Bar Association. The training was conducted July 1 and 2, 2011 at the Kenzi Menara Palace Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. Fossum lead a two...
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France Allows NGOs a Right to Sue

In an interesting story from France, the Cour de Cassation, the highest court in France, equivalent to our Supreme Court, has ruled that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can bring cases alleging human rights violations in French Courts.  The decision, covered here by the IntLawGrrls Blog, was won by Transparency...
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