Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Monday, November 15

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, November 15.

The US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold a 12 PM ET hearing on Saddam Hussein's abuse of the UN Oil-for-Food program. Charles Duelfer, chief weapons inspector in Iraq, is scheduled to testify. Watch a live webcast.

The trial of Fatmir Limaj and two others begins Monday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The three men are charged with participation in a joint criminal enterprise to target Serb civilians, and perceived Albanian collaborators, for intimidation, imprisonment, violence and murder. A pre-trial conference will be webcast beginning at 10:30 AM local time (4:30 AM ET) and the trial itself will be webcast beginning at 2:45 PM local time (8:45 AM ET); both webcasts are on a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has background on the case.

At the United Nations, the Security Council will meet at 10 AM ET to discuss the situation in Timor-Leste and will reconvene at 3:30 PM ET to discuss the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Following closed consultations on the same topic, the Security Council will then meet to discuss the situation in Cote d'Ivoire. Watch a live webcast.... The General Assembly will meet at 10 AM and will hear reports from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Watch a live webcast.

The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold a hearing on the nomination of Franco Frattini as EU Justice Commissioner. Watch a live webcast beginning at 6 PM local time (12 PM ET). JURIST's Paper Chase has background on Frattini's nomination. Following the hearing, Frattini and members of the Parliament committee will hold a press conference. Watch a live webcast of the briefing, scheduled to begin at approximately 9:00 PM local time (3:00 PM ET).

 

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