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Professional Commentary
23 Feb 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Maria-Elena Kolovos and Beatrice Lindstrom of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux say that for the Haitian cholera victims to be properly compensated for their injuries, the UN must respect its own rules and take accountability for its malfeasance instead of attributing the epidemic to "a confluence of … [read more]

Legal News
2 Feb 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

Four accused assassins of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri will be tried in absentia, a UN tribunal said Wednesday. The UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) said Wednesday that after considering the efforts taken by the prosecution and the authorities to apprehend the suspects, they would move forward with … [read more]

Legal News
6 Aug 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] Former Khmer Rouge [BBC backgrounder] official Kaing Guek Eav [case materials; JURIST news archive], also known as "Duch," has hired Cambodian lawyer Kang Ritheary to replace his previous lawyer, according to documents [text, PDF] released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] Friday. … [read more]

Legal News
1 Apr 2009
by Lucas Tanglen

[JURIST] A lawyer for former Khmer Rouge [BBC backgrounder] leader Kaing Guek Eav [TrialWatch backgrounder; JURIST news archive] argued Wednesday that judges in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] should release Kaing, also known as "Duch," away from his four co-defendants into a separate "safe … [read more]

Legal News
26 Mar 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] The UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) [official website] has named several key officials and finalized procedural and evidentiary rules in order to begin investigating and trying those involved in the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST news archive], according to a statement [UN … [read more]

Legal News
8 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] French lawyer Francois Roux was sworn in Wednesday to defend former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Khek lev [TrialWatch profile], also known as Duch, in his trial before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website]. Cambodian Bar Association President Ky Tech said that Roux is … [read more]

Legal News
1 Aug 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] Former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Khek Iev [TrialWatch profile], also known as Duch, is willing to testify against other members of the Khmer Rouge, according to information released Wednesday by the tribunal that indicted [JURIST report] Duch earlier in the week. Included in Duch's detention order [PDF text] … [read more]

Legal News
24 Apr 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] Francois Roux, a French lawyer advising Aicha El Wafi, the mother of indicted US terror suspect Zacarias Moussaoui, the French citizen who earlier this week pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy stemming from the September 11th terrorist attacks, said Sunday he was disappointed about Moussaoui's plea but promised … [read more]

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