Legal news from Sunday, May 27, 2007
12:05 EDT

[JURIST] British Prime Minister Tony Blair [official profile; JURIST news archive] said Sunday in an op-ed [text] published in the Sunday Times that the country has chosen to protect the civil liberties of foreign nationals over national security and therefore could not blame the government for last week's reported disappearance [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of Pakistanis rallied outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] Saturday in support of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry [official website; JURIST news archive], who returned to the court building for the first time since being suspended [JURIST report] by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf [official website]. Saturday's [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] Ukrainian political rivals [JURIST report] President Viktor Yushchenko [official website; JURIST news archive] and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych [BBC profile] agreed Sunday to hold elections on September 30 in a move intended to end an escalating constitutional crisis in the country. Repeating a call [JURIST report] made earlier this [read more]

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