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Legal News
7 Feb 2012
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] on Monday elected its new president and vice president [press release, PDF], who will each serve a term of three years. Judge Peter Tomka [official profile] of Slovakia will serve as president. Tomka, who has been vice president of the ICJ … [read more]

Legal News
5 Dec 2011
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] ruled [text, PDF] on Monday that Greece wrongly blocked the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) [official website] in a dispute over the use of the name "Macedonia." Greece objects to FYROM's use … [read more]

Legal News
11 Dec 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi

[JURIST] A German administrative court dismissed [press release, in German] a lawsuit filed by Khaled El-Masri [JURIST news archive] seeking the arrest and extradition of 13 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] agents whom El-Masri claims kidnapped and illegally detained him in 2003 as part of the Bush administration's extraordinary … [read more]

Legal News
14 Oct 2010
by Megan McKee

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] announced Thursday that it will review the involvement [press release] of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in the extraordinary rendition [JURIST news archive] and torture of Khaled El-Masri [JURIST news archive] by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official … [read more]

Legal News
19 May 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday affirmed the acquittal [judgment, PDF] of former Macedonian interior minister Ljube Boskoski [case materials], while upholding the sentence imposed against Macedonian police officer Johan Tarculovski for alleged war crimes. In 2008, Boskoski … [read more]

Legal News
29 Sep 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski

[JURIST] The Assembly [official website] of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Saturday revoked two lawmakers' prosecutorial immunity for crimes allegedly committed during the country's 2001 ethnic conflict. Hajrula Misini and Hisen Dzemaili [official profiles], both members of the Democratic Union for Integration (BDI), the largest ethnic-Albanian political … [read more]

Legal News
13 Sep 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Council of Europe (COE) [official website] Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg [COE bio] released his report [PDF text] on the status of human rights [press release] in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Friday, praising ongoing efforts by the FYROM government to improve human rights, but … [read more]

Student Commentary
30 May 2008

Elisa Mari, Pitt Law '10, files from Athens:A huge public outcry erupted in Greece in March when NATO expanded its membership, the reason being that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) wanted to join the alliance under the name of "Macedonia". For nearly all the existing NATO members this … [read more]

Legal News
15 Feb 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, Feb. 15.The US Senate [official website] convenes at 9:45 AM ET today and is scheduled to consider the nomination of Judge Michael Chertoff [nomination history] for Secretary of Homeland Security. A vote on … [read more]

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