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15:05 EDT

[JURIST] Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile; JURIST news archive] chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website], told Reuters Sunday that the ICC was investigating possible new war crimes committed by the Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] in recent attacks on [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] National Iranian Oil Co. [corporate website] Director of International Affairs Hojatollah Ghanimi Fard [profile, in Persian] derided US bill HR 6074 [materials] on Saturday, calling it "inexpert" and "a projection of US economic problems" in an interview with Shana [Shana.ir report], the news service of the Iranian Ministry of [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] Jean-Pierre Bemba [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], a former rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo [JURIST news archive], was arrested [ICC press release] Saturday by Belgian authorities at his home outside of Brussels, after the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] issued a sealed warrant [PDF, in [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] Myanmar's military junta continued its controversial referendum on a draft constitution [JURIST news archives] Saturday in areas hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis earlier this month that left some 130,000 people dead or missing according to the latest estimates. Voting took place in 47 townships, 40 in the vicinity of [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The leaders of Pakistan's governing Pakistan People's Party [party website] presented an anticipated [JURIST report] 62-point constitutional amendment package at a news conference Saturday, saying it would be presented to the country's parliament by the end of June. The package - an attempt at a political compromise - anticipates [read more]

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