August 21, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
A verdict is expected by early 2010 in the trial of former Khmer Rouge official Kaing Guek Eav, a spokesperson for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) confirmed to JURIST Thursday. Kaing, also known as Duch, is the first senior official of the Khmer Rouge, the co... ...[read more]
August 14, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Israeli soldiers killed 11 white flag-waving Palestinian civilians in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead, which left more than 1,000 civilians and combatants dead in December 2008 and January 2009, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Thursday. According to the report, the unarmed ...[read more]
August 7, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Japan's first jury trial since World War II ended Thursday, with the Tokyo District Court convicting Katsuyoshi Fujii of murder. A mixed panel of six lay and three professional judges sentenced the 72-year-old Fujii to 15 years in prison for killing his neighbor in May. Fujii's trial began M... ...[read more]
July 24, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
The French Senate on Thursday approved a controversial bill that allows more businesses in Lille, Marseilles, and Paris to open on Sundays by a vote of 165-159. Under the bill, employees who work Sundays are to be paid at least twice what they normally would be paid. Absent a collective agreement, ...[read more]
July 24, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
The Obama administration sent Congress draft legislation Wednesday that would put the Federal Reserve in charge of regulating the largest financial firms. The proposed legislation would create an eight-member Financial Services Oversight Council to pinpoint risks in financial markets and would ...[read more]
July 16, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Russian human rights activist Natalia Estemirova was kidnapped in Grozny Wednesday morning and shot to death, according to news reports. Estemirova, 50, investigated allegations of human rights violations in Chechnya for about 10 years. Estemirova's body, which had been shot multiple times, was... ...[read more]
July 10, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Thursday delivered the names of those believed responsible for the post-election violence in Kenya in late 2007 and early 2008 to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Annan sent a sealed envelope to ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo despite a ...[read more]
July 3, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Both Hamas and Israeli forces committed war crimes during fighting in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009, according to Amnesty International (AI). A report issued by Amnesty Thursday alleges that Israeli attacks killed 1,400 Palestinians, including 300 children. The report says Israel is bound ...[read more]
July 3, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Italy’s Senate voted 157-124 Thursday to pass a controversial law making illegal immigration a crime, punishable by a fine of between 5,000 and 10,000 euros. The law also increases from two months to six the amount of time law enforcement officials may detain suspected illegal immigrants befor... ...[read more]
June 26, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Billionaire financier Allen Stanford pleaded not guilty Thursday to 21 charges of fraud, conspiracy, and obstruction in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas but remained in prison overnight. Prosecutors opposed Stanford's release by filing a memorandum in support of detention... ...[read more]

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