February 27, 2009
by Tarah Park
Russia's Prosecutor General's Office on Friday appealed the acquittal of three Chechen men accused of involvement in the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The decision to appeal the ruling was reportedly made shortly after Moscow Military Court judge Yevgeny Zubov referred t... ...[read more]
February 23, 2009
by Tarah Park
UN assistant secretary general for legal affairs Peter Taksoe-Jensen stated Monday that significant progress was made during discussions of corruption alleged to exist in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Taksoe-Jensen commented that he and Cambodian Deputy Prime ...[read more]
February 23, 2009
by Tarah Park
Human rights group Amnesty International (AI) on Monday called for the UN to place an arms embargo on Israel and Hamas, responding to the UN's report that both parties used foreign-supplied weapons during the recent fighting in Gaza. The UN found that weapons from more than 20 countries were us... ...[read more]
February 19, 2009
by Tarah Park
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ordered the UK to pay 2,500 in damages to Islamic cleric Abu Qataba after determining that he was imprisoned by the UK in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The court unanimously found that the UK detained Qatada and 10... ...[read more]
February 16, 2009
by Tarah Park
UK resident and Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed was found by British authorities on Sunday to be healthy enough to return to the UK if the US government acquiesces to the request for his release. A group sent to the prison by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which included a ...[read more]
February 13, 2009
by Tarah Park
The European Commission (EC) on Thursday reported that Romania has not made sufficient progress in its anti-corruption campaign since its accession to the European Union (EU) two years ago. The EC's report commended initial efforts, such as the drafting of amendments to the Criminal and Civil Co... ...[read more]
February 9, 2009
by Tarah Park
Former Rwandan defense investigator Lonidas Nshogoza went on trial Monday at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Nshogoza was arrested in June 2007 for allegedly bribing witnesses, fabricating evidence, and interfering with the administration of justice in the... ...[read more]
February 9, 2009
by Tarah Park
Former British attorney general Peter Goldsmith on Mondayurgedthe UKand other European states to create an international coalition to assist the US in closing theGuantanamo Bay detention facility as soon as possible. Goldsmith said he understands that some countri... ...[read more]
February 6, 2009
by Tarah Park
US State Department spokesperson Robert Wood said Wednesday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has told Congress that she intends to begin preliminary negotiations with Russia on a new treaty that would significantly lower nuclear stockpiles in both countries. The 1991 Strategic Arms ...[read more]
February 6, 2009
by Tarah Park
Sudan reissued a request to the UN Security Council Thursday to delay for one year war crimes charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for alleged genocide in Darfur. International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has sought an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on ...[read more]

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