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Legal News
5 May 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] The appellate division of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website] on Wednesday acquitted [press release; case materials] Serb wartime commander Milos Stupar of genocide [BiH Criminal Code Article 171, PDF] charges in connection with his alleged involvement in killings committed at the Srebrenica [JURIST news archive] prison … [read more]


Legal News
28 Apr 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry [official profile] on Tuesday vetoed [press release] legislation [SB 1685 text, RTF] that would have exempted buyers of Oklahoma-made guns from several regulatory precautions including federal criminal background checks. Henry believes that the proposed legislation would "endanger citizens and law enforcement officers" by abolishing "common … [read more]


Legal News
28 Apr 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry [official profile] on Tuesday vetoed [press release] legislation [SB 1685 text, RTF] that would have exempted buyers of Oklahoma-made guns from several regulatory precautions including federal criminal background checks. Henry believes that the proposed legislation would "endanger citizens and law enforcement officers" by abolishing "common … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] A federal court in Argentina on Tuesday sentenced [verdict, PDF, in Spanish; CIJ report, in Spanish] former president and military general Reynaldo Bignone [JURIST news archive] to 25 years in prison for human rights abuses during the 1976-83 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Bignone served as de … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday called for an investigation [public statement, PDF] into the deaths of 25 people during recent anti-government protests. The group stated that it would welcome a pledge by the Thai government to "investigate promptly, effectively, and impartially the recent violence," and urges it … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] Interim Kyrgyz leader Roza Otunbayeva [Telegraph profile] said Wednesday that ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev [BBC profile] should stand trial for the violent protests [JURIST report] that erupted in Kyrgyzstan last week. The protests, prompted in part by a drastic increase in utility costs, led to at least 84 deaths … [read more]


Legal News
13 Apr 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] on Tuesday upheld a National Court decision suspending an investigation into a 2002 Israeli air force bombing in the Gaza Strip. The attack killed 15 people, including 14 civilians. The investigation was ordered in January 2009 after a National Court judge … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] on Wednesday charged [order, PDF; in Spanish] National Court judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] with abuse of power for the investigation of war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco [BBC backgrounder] during the Spanish Civil War [LOC backgrounder]. … [read more]


Legal News
6 Apr 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] Turkish police on Monday detained 19 retired military officers, including four generals, in connection with an alleged 2003 coup plot, before the chief prosecutor intervened. Istanbul Chief Prosecutor Aykut Cengiz Engin stopped [Reuters report] police from arresting up to 90 suspects, replacing two lower-level prosecutors. The alleged coup plot, … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) [advocacy website] filed suit [complaint, PDF; press release] on Tuesday challenging the strict visitation and communication restrictions [visiting regulations, PDF] at two experimental federal prison units called "Communications Management Units" (CMUs). The complaint alleges that the prisoners have suffered "severe and unjustifiable emotional … [read more]


Legal News
30 Mar 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] The High Court of Australia [official website] on Tuesday ordered that alleged Serbian war criminal Dragan Vasiljkovic [Trial Watch backgrounder; JURIST news archive] be extradited to Croatia to face prosecution. Vasiljkovic, an Australian citizen also known as Daniel Snedden, is accused of war crimes occurring during the 1991-1995 Croatian … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Wednesday urged [press release] the Malaysian government to drop all charges against former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim [official profile; JURIST news archive]. Anwar is accused of inappropriate sexual advances toward a male aide in 2008. HRW alleges that the trial has … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2010
by Tara Tighe

[JURIST] The Myanmar Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit to repeal election laws [JURIST report] preventing pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] from participating in upcoming elections. The lawsuit was filed by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) [party website] in response to … [read more]

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