Legal news from Sunday, November 25, 2007
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif [BBC profile; party profile] successfully returned to Pakistan after seven years in exile Sunday to lead his party [Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) website] in the upcoming parliamentary elections. He flew from Saudi Arabia into the international airport in Lahore, his hometown and traditional [read more]

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[JURIST] New Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk [BBC profile] has told the Polish Parliament [official website] that his government will refuse to sign the European Charter of Fundamental Rights [European Parliament materials], part of the new EU Reform Treaty [JURIST news archive]. Tusk said the decision, which follows a similar [read more]

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[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] has officially indicated that it will be unable to complete its work before the expiration of its December 2008 mandate. ICTR spokesman Roland Amoussouga made the announcement at a press conference Saturday during the second day of the Commonwealth summit [read more]

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[JURIST] The Bolivian Constitutional Assembly [official website, in Spanish] approved the text of a new draft constitution for the country Saturday, according to Constitutional Assembly President Silvia Lazarte. Bolivian President Evo Morales [official website, Spanish; BBC profile] has sought a full rewrite of the country's constitution [text as amended] to [read more]

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[JURIST] The Iraqi parliament Sunday conducted a preliminary reading of a proposed law [JURIST report] that would allow former Baath Party [party website, in Arabic; BBC backgrounder] members not convicted of any crimes to return to their previously held government positions, participate in the political process, and serve in the [read more]

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[JURIST] US District Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California Friday stayed [order text, PDF] until March 24 a challenge to the implementation of new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [official website] regulations [PDF text] intended to make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to obtain US [read more]

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