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17:05 EDT

[JURIST] Rwandan police on Friday arrested American lawyer Peter Erlinder [professional profile; JURIST news archive] in Kigali on charges that he denied the 1994 Rwandan genocide [HRW backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Erlinder, a defense lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and president of the ICTR's Association of [read more]

16:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday denied a request by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [JURIST news archive] to delay the start of his corruption trial by 30 days. Blagojevich had sought to postpone the start of his trial in the US District Court for the Northern [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Nepalese government on Friday extended the term of parliament by one year in order to develop a new democratic constitution. The agreement between Nepal's main political parties occurred just after midnight, when the Constituent Assembly [official website, in Nepalese] was due to dissolve along with nation's Interim Constitution [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] Serge Brammertz [official profile] said Friday that Croatia must make additional efforts to assist in investigations of war crimes during the 1991-1995 Balkan war [JURIST news archive]. Approval from Brammertz is crucial to Croatia's European [read more]

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