Legal news from Sunday, April 9, 2006
18:04 EDT

[JURIST] Changes to the controversial French labor law [JURIST document] establishing the First Employment Contract (contrat premiere embauche, CPE) [JURIST news archive] are expected to be announced Monday after an early-morning meeting between President Jacques Chirac [official profile] and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin [official profile]. Villepin's office says he [read more]

17:04 EDT

[JURIST] German officials Sunday announced the arrest in Mannheim of Ignace Murwanashyaka [Wikipedia profile], leader of the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) [backgrounder]. While the arrest was based on immigration violations, Murwanashyaka could face deportation or extradition to Rwanda for alleged war crimes committed during the 1994 genocide [Human [read more]

12:04 EDT

[JURIST] US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) [official website] Sunday urged President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to go public about their roles in disclosure of classified information in the CIA leak case [JURIST news archive]. Specter was interviewed on Fox News Sunday in the wake [read more]

12:04 EDT

[JURIST] UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's personal envoy on human rights has told the Observer newspaper in an interview published Sunday that some Iraqis who have been detained by Coalition forces since the start of the war in Iraq have disappeared into what she described as a "black hole" and [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] The Israeli Justice Ministry [official website] said Sunday that Israel will declare Prime Minister Ariel Sharon [official profile; BBC profile] officially incapacitated on Tuesday. Sharon has been in a coma since suffering a massive stroke in early January. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert [BBC profile], who has been filling [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets in Nepal's capital of Kathmandu Sunday despite a Saturday-imposed curfew [JURIST report] and threats from the government to shoot violators on sight. Scuffles with police, one death, and numerous injuries were reported, as were protests in other cities. The protests are [read more]

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