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Legal news from Saturday, November 29, 2008
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] Former Argentine President Carlos Menem [official website] was formally charged Friday with illegally trafficking arms to Croatia and Ecuador, contrary to a 1991 UN embargo [text] against Croatia and a 1995 Organization of American States (OAS) ban on selling arms to Ecuador. Defense lawyers contend the then-president authorized legal [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Namibia-based Southern African Development Community Tribunal [official website] on Friday ruled that 78 white Zimbabwe farmers whose land was seized by the Zimbabwe government under its farm redistribution program [JURIST report] were owed compensation and that the seizures were racially motivated, discriminatory and contrary to the treaty [DOC [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] on Friday urged [statement text] accountability for abuses as a prerequisite to quelling six years of fighting and restoring peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [JURIST news archive; ICC materials]. Speaking at the opening of a Special [read more]

08:11 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon [official website] could begin prosecuting suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST news archive] on March 1, 2009 with its prosecutor's scheduled arrival at The Hague, according to a report from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the Security [read more]

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