Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Friday, October 22.
The US House and Senate are in recess until Tuesday, November 16.
Today is the deadline for voter registration in Alabama and Nebraska.
The Russian Duma is expected to vote today on whether to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. A vote in favor of ratification means that the Kyoto Protocol will take effect early next year. Environmental Defense has a press release on the anticipated vote.
The defense case continues today in the trial of Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubara at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague. Listen to audio beginning at 9:30 AM local time (3:30 AM ET); for witness protection, there is a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has background on the case.... Also today at the ICTY, the trial of Naser Oric continues. Listen to audio beginning at 9:30 AM local time (3:30 AM ET); for witness protection, there is a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has case information.
At the United Nations, the Security Council will meet at 10 AM ET to discuss the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. The Security Council will also meet again at 3 PM ET to discuss the situation in Cyprus.... The General Assembly will meet at 10 AM ET for debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and other organizations. Watch a live webcast.... Heraldo Munoz, Chairman of the Security Council committee established to oversee implementation of sanctions imposed on Al-Qaida and the Taliban, and Lauro Baja, Permanent Representative of the Philippines, will hold a 12:30 PM ET press conference on their trip to the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand and Australia. Watch a live webcast.