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Legal news from Sunday, June 19, 2005
16:06 EDT

[JURIST] Former Bosnia Serb General Ratko Mladic [BBC profile], who has been indicted [indictment] for war crimes, has agreed to turn himself over to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website], in exchange for $5 million for his family and associates, according to the London Sunday Times. [read more]

15:06 EDT

[JURIST] Ali Hassan al-Majid, otherwise known in Western media as "Chemical Ali" [BBC profile], was questioned Thursday by an Iraqi tribunal preparing for the trials of the leaders of Saddam Hussein's regime. The Iraqi Special Tribunal (IST) [official website] released the tape publicly on Sunday. It was the third tape [read more]

15:06 EDT

[JURIST] Charges will not be brought against a US Army captain for allegedly ordering his subordinates to kill Iraqi insurgents in retaliation for an attack on a US base, the Army announced Friday. Captain Michael Cunningham was facing possible charges of solicitation of murder and involuntary manslaughter, but following the [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] An announcement allowing limited use of cameras in the UK Court of Appeal is expected shortly, according to an article in the Sunday Times. The decision to televise appellate proceedings comes after a six week pilot program [JURIST report] and a government consultation paper on court broadcasting. The appeal [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] Hundreds of thousands of protesters converged on Madrid Saturday to protest proposed legislation that would recognize same sex marriage. The lower house of the Spanish Parliament [official website] approved the measure in April [JURIST report], and the Senate is expected to vote in upcoming weeks. Public response to the [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] A leaked British Foreign and Commonwealth Office [official website] memorandum [text] published by the London Sunday Times indicates that British government ministers were forewarned by senior officials that the 2002 US and UK pre-war air strikes against Iraq were illegal under international law. According to the infamous Downing Street [read more]

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