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Legal News
26 Dec 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The scheduled execution of Kurdish student Habibolah Latifi on Sunday was postponed [press release, in Persian] by the Iranian government in order to investigate irregularities in the case, his defense lawyer Nemat Amadhi told ISNA news agency [official website]. Latifi, a law student, was arrested in 2007 and sentenced … [read more]


Legal News
26 Dec 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) [official website] on Saturday expressed concern [press release] over the humanitarian needs of nearly 14,000 Ivory Coast refugees who have fled to Liberia over the past month due to political instability and post-election violence [JURIST news archive]. The UNHCR warned that food supplies … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] voted 65-31 [roll call vote] Saturday to repeal the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive], which prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces. The Don't Ask, Don't Repeal Act of … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The UK Parliament [official website] published legislation on Wednesday that would provide visiting foreign officials with more protection from being arrested on war crimes charges while visiting the UK. The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill [materials, text] would amend the current procedures under which victims of an alleged … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The first civilian trial of an ex-Guantanamo detainee ended on Wednesday with the jury convicting [FBI press release] Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani [GlobalSecurity profile; JURIST news archive] on only one of 285 counts of conspiracy, murder and attempted murder for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of US embassies [PBS … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The Myanmar Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] challenging the conditions of her house arrest. The appeal is largely symbolic, as Suu Kyi is scheduled to be released [JURIST report] on Saturday. However, Suu Kyi's lawyers … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] Serbian President Boris Tadic [official website, in Serbian; JURIST news archive] apologized [press release, in Serbian] Thursday for Serbian war crimes during a visit [schedule, in Serbian] to Croatia. Tadic and Croatian President Ivo Josipovic [official website, in Croatian] together visited a memorial in Vukovar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news … [read more]


Legal News
2 Nov 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] Yemeni prosecutors on Tuesday charged US citizen and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], with incitement to kill foreigners. Awlaki, a suspected member of al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] who is believed to be hiding in Yemen, was charged [CNN report] in absentia. US officials have … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict [official website] urged the US on Wednesday not to imprison [letter, PDF] Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive]. Radhika Coomaraswamy [official profile], through a letter sent to the US military … [read more]


Legal News
21 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] on Thursday ordered [text, PDF] parliament to review a constitutional amendment that gives the legislature the right to appoint judges. The court expressed concern [BBC report] over the ability of the judiciary to remain independent and out of politics if the legislature … [read more]


Legal News
21 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] issued a temporary stay [order, PDF] on Wednesday preventing the suspension of the US military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive] policy. The one-page order granted the government's emergency motion [text, PDF] … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] Lawyers representing the city of San Francisco submitted a brief [text, PDF] on Monday arguing that California's ban on same-sex marriages [JURIST news archive], better known as Proposition 8 [text; JURIST news archive], is irrational under California state law. The brief was submitted to the US Court of Appeals … [read more]


Legal News
14 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The Court of Appeal for Ontario [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Wednesday that a witness does not have to remove her niqab [JURIST news archive] unless the failure to do so will prevent the accused from receiving a fair trial. The court stopped short [CBC report] of issuing a … [read more]


Legal News
14 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The Indonesian Constitutional Court [official website, in Bahasa] on Wednesday overturned [press release, in Bahasa] a law that has allowed the Indonesian government to ban books it deemed controversial for nearly 50 years. The court found [Jakarta Post report] that giving the Attorney General [official website, in Bahasa] the … [read more]


Legal News
12 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in six cases. In the consolidated cases of Camreta v. Greene [docket; cert. petition, PDF] and Alford v. Greene [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will decide how to apply the Fourth Amendment … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] A former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Wednesday against the US military alleging that he was subjected to torture. Abdul Rahim Abdul Razak Al Ginco, a Syrian national who prefers the surname Janko, filed suit in the US District Court for the District … [read more]


Legal News
5 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Tuesday sentenced Pakistani-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad [BBC profile] to life in prison [FBI press release] for attempting to detonate a car bomb in New York City's Times Square in May. Judge … [read more]


Legal News
5 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The Bangkok Criminal Court on Tuesday dismissed money laundering and fraud charges against suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], paving the way for his extradition to the US. The court found that there was insufficient evidence [BBC report], in addition to other technicalities, to … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Wednesday denied [order, PDF] a motion for reconsideration on claims of unlawful treatment and wrongful death brought by the families of two former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees. The two men, Yasser Al-Zahrani … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] Kenyan Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Mutula Kilonzo [official website] on Wednesday denied reports that he asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST news archive] to stop its investigation into the violence following the 2007 Kenyan presidential election [JURIST news archive]. Kilonzo stated that his previous comments, … [read more]


Legal News
28 Sep 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] A court in the Somali state of Puntland [official website] on Tuesday sentenced a pirate [JURIST news archive] to death for murdering the skipper of cargo ship in June. Salah Mohamed Gelle, considered a pirate ringleader, highjacked [AFP report] the MV QSM Dubai, along with seven other pirates, in … [read more]


Legal News
28 Sep 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday urged EU members to stop forcibly deporting [report, PDF; press release] Roma migrants [JURIST news archive] to Kosovo. AI believes that Roma, as well as other ethnic minority groups, could face persecution or violence upon their return. The report emphasizes the tension … [read more]


Legal News
23 Sep 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The War Crimes Department of the Higher Court in Belgrade on Wednesday sentenced [press release; PDF] former paramilitary officer Zeljko Djukic to 20 years in prison for his involvement in the deaths of 14 civilians in March 1999 during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Djukic, … [read more]


Legal News
21 Sep 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] New York Governor David Paterson (D) [official website] signed a bill on Sunday allowing unmarried partners, including gay couples, to jointly adopt a child. The law [A 05652 materials] amends the language of Section 110 [text] of New York's domestic relations law to allow two unmarried adult intimate partners … [read more]


Legal News
16 Sep 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday indicted [press release] four former Khmer Rouge [BBC backgrounder] leaders. The indicted leaders, Ieng Sary [JURIST news archive], Ieng Thirith [case materials], Khieu Samphan [JURIST news archive] and Nuon Chea [JURIST report], have … [read more]

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