May 4, 2009
by Caitlin Price
Japanese activists demonstrated Sunday on Japan's 62nd Constitution Day to voice opposing views about an approaching referendum on the country's pacifist constitution. Efforts to reform the constitution are particularly focused on Article 9, which has been interpreted to bar Japan from mai... ...[read more]
May 4, 2009
by Caitlin Price
A Spanish National Court judge on Monday ordered investigations to continue into alleged crimes against humanity committed in a 2002 Israeli attack in the Gaza Strip, despite heavy criticism from Spanish politicians and prosecutors. Last month, Spanish prosecutors urged the court to decline the ...[read more]
May 2, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The Obama administration may reinstitute controversial military commission proceedings for Guantanamo Bay military prison detainees in an announcement as early as next week, according to a New York Times report Friday. On his first day in office in January, Obama directed military prosecutors to ...[read more]
May 2, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The Pacific Islands Forum on Saturday suspended Fiji's membership in the 16-nation bloc after Fiji's current military government failed to meet a May 1 deadline to schedule elections. Niue Premier and Forum Chairman Toke Talagi said that the suspension stemmed from Fiji's recent rejectio... ...[read more]
March 26, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Thursday ordered hundreds of juvenile convictions to be overturned and records to be expunged without hearing pursuant to the recommendation of a Special Master, in an attempt to rectify the alleged travesty of juvenile justice committed by two state... ...[read more]
March 26, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The corruption trial of former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian opened Thursday, one day after Chen criticized the proceedings as political persecution. Chen was indicted in December and faces possible life in prison on charges of embezzlement, receiving bribes, forgery, and money laun... ...[read more]
March 12, 2009
by Caitlin Price
Officials from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said Thursday that a ban on video-sharing website YouTube has been lifted, but did not comment on access to several other blocked websites that also posted a recording in which Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is criticized ...[read more]
March 12, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on Thursday sentenced Muntadar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush, to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign leader. The verdict came after a three week postponement during which the ...[read more]
March 5, 2009
by Caitlin Price
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Court will seek INTERPOL arrest warrants for more than 100 Israelis on war crimes charges stemming from the conflict in Gaza, prosecutors said Thursday. Iran announced in December that it would establish a court to try Gaza war crimes suspects in absentia. On Monday... ...[read more]
March 4, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday in Wyeth v. Levine that the drug labeling requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) do not preempt state products liability laws. The case was initiated by a Vermont woman who brought a negligence and failure-to-warn products ...[read more]

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