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Mississippi House passes bills opposing foreign law and UN

JACKSON — Some Mississippi lawmakers want to ban state courts from using or enforcing foreign law and to prevent the state from participating in United Nations-inspired sustainable development efforts. Both measures reflect concerns among some Republicans about improper foreign and international influence on American affairs. Proponents of the foreign law-measure fear courts might refer to the compendiums of Muslim religious ...

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Hood testifies before UN Human Rights Committee

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood recently joined the United States delegation appearing before the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. The delegation appeared before the U.N. in Geneva to help the U.S. government address questions regarding the implementation of treaty obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The delegation was led by the ...

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MSU signs agreement with UN organization while in Rome

STARKVILLE — During meetings this week in Rome, Mississippi State University officials formally broadened a 2010 agreement to work together with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on initiatives to address world hunger and poverty. MSU president Mark E. Keenum and FAO deputy director general Daniel Gustafson signed a memorandum of understanding that expands the 2010 foundation for ...

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The world is a complicated place

The world is a complicated place. One only has to look at that part of the world known as the Middle East and the reactions to events there. It is almost impossible to avoid consideration of the potential for conflagration in the Middle East. It seems equally as difficult to avoid oversimplification of the issues emanating from there and America’s ...

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