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Legal news from Friday, November 28, 2008
13:11 EDT

[JURIST] Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat [official profile; Nation backgrounder] demoted Police Chief Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan to an inactive position within the Prime Minister's office, according to media reports Friday. Patcharawat's removal comes a day after the Prime Minister declared a state of emergency [Financial Times report] because of continuing [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] The European Commission (EC) [official website] Thursday called on Germany [press release] to modify its Volkswagen anti-takeover law within two months or else face referral of the matter to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website]. The law, created in 1960 in order to privatize Volkswagen AG (VW) [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] Moscow Military District Court judge Yevgeny Zubov Wednesday refused to recuse himself from the trial of three men accused of involvement in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office [official website, in Russian] had requested a new judge [JURIST [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Mexican Senate [official website, in Spanish] on Tuesday approved [official record] a bill [materials, in Spanish] that would amend the General Law of Health [text, in Spanish] to allow terminally ill patients to refuse medical treatment. The bill passed with 84 votes in favor and only one abstention. [read more]

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