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Legal news from Monday, December 24, 2007
11:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Lebanese government Monday presented a draft law to amend the Lebanese constitution so that Gen. Michel Suleiman [Xinhua report] can become president of Lebanon. Under the present Lebanese constitution [text, in French] the presidency cannot be held by a sitting military commander [JURIST report]. Anti-Syrian and pro-Syrian members [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] UN and Dutch government representatives have signed an agreement under which the Netherlands will host the new international tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST news archive]. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Larry D. Johnson and Dutch Ambassador Frank Majoor inked the [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Representatives of Nepal's leading political parties signed an agreement Sunday that would abolish the country's monarchy as part of a plan to bring members of Communist Party of Nepal - Maoists (CPN-M) [party website] back into the country's government. The agreement contemplates calling a special assembly in early 2008 [read more]

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