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15:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICTB) [Facebook page] began its first trial on Sunday for crimes against humanity committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 [Bangladesh News backgrounder]. The first suspect in this trial is Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a former member of Parliament in the National Assembly of [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] Philip Morris Asia Ltd. (PMA) [corporate website] on Monday initiated legal proceedings [press release] on behalf of its Australian subsidiary Philip Morris Ltd. [corporate website] against the Australian government to block new plain package labeling requirements for tobacco products set to go into effect in December 2012. The company [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Japan's Supreme Court [official website, in Japanese] on Monday upheld the death sentence of Aum Shinrikyo [FAS backgrounder] member Seiicho Endo who was sentenced to death in 2002 following his conviction for playing a central role in two nerve gas attacks [CW Terrorism Tutorial] in 1994 and 1995. The [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) [official website] on Sunday delivered its final report on alleged abuses committed during the country's civil war to President Mahinda Rajapaksa [official website]. The LLRC is a government appointed commission that has been investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity said [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] on Monday officially opened the trial [case materials] of three former Khmer Rouge officials charged with crimes against humanity, breach of international law and genocide. Prosecutors began their opening statements in the trial against Nuon Chea [profile], the [read more]

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