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Legal news from Saturday, December 15, 2007
21:12 EDT

[JURIST] Participants in the United Nations Climate Change Conference [official website] agreed in Bali, Indonesia Saturday to a timetable for negotiating a new international treaty on global warming [EPA materials; JURIST news archive]. Under the "Bali Roadmap" [PDF text; press release, PDF], the 187 participating nations pledged to a negotiate [read more]

17:12 EDT

[JURIST] Republican senators Friday blocked US Senate agreement to provisions in a House of Representatives intelligence funding bill passed [JURIST report] Thursday limiting CIA interrogation methods by invoking a Senate rule against the late insertion of new language in legislation. House and Senate negotiators had added language to HR 2082 [read more]

12:12 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Saturday lifted emergency rule over the country as anticipated [JURIST report], issuing an order [official version, PDF; HTML text] reviving the suspended constitution, entrenching members of the country's post-emergency judiciary, and insulating actions taken under the emergency from any future legal challenges. The Revocation of [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday that the Department of Justice will not provide information to congressional officials regarding its ongoing probe into the CIA's destruction of videotapes [JURIST reports] showing the interrogation of terror suspects. In a letter [PDF text] to top members of the Senate Judiciary [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council [official website] voted Friday to end the mandate of a group of seven human rights experts tasked with monitoring the rights situation in the Darfur region [JURIST news archive] in Sudan. The council did, however, extend the mandate of its Special Rapporteur on the [read more]

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