Legal news from Saturday, March 22, 2008
15:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Taiwanese Central Election Commission [official website] said Saturday that two national referendums [JURIST report] on whether to proceed with a proposed bid for United Nations (UN) [official website] membership have failed. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) [party website], headed by outgoing Taiwanese President Chen Shui-Bian, put forth one [read more]

13:03 EDT

[JURIST] Hundreds of Bangladesh veterans who took part in the 1971 War of Independence [Global Security backgrounder] issued a call Friday for war crimes trials against those Bangladeshis who assisted Pakistani forces in the war. Veterans and commanders from the war gathered in the city of Dhaka, under the banner [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Office of Serbia's War Crimes Prosecutor [official website] said Friday that it is investigating "informal statements" it has received from investigators at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] that dozens of imprisoned Serbs were killed by Albanian rebels in 1999 so that their [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] US Attorney General Michael Mukasey [official profile] said Friday that he was willing to compromise with Congress on legislation amending the Foreign Intelligence Security Act [text; JURIST news archive] but that the legislature would have to provide a "workable bill". Mukasey said that the bill passed [JURIST report] by [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] Ousted Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [JURIST news archive] has characterized Pakistan's February parliamentary elections which resulted in the victory of opposition parties now joined in a coalition government as a popular verdict in favor of the country's constitution, abrogated in November when President Pervez Musharraf proclaimed emergency [read more]

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