Legal news from Saturday, December 27, 2008
17:12 EDT

[JURIST] A spokesman for Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd [official website; BBC profile] said Saturday that Australia would be willing to consider acceptance of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees on a case-by-case basis, according to a report in The Australian. Rudd's spokesman confirmed that Australia, along with other countries, [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Chinese Dairy Industry Association [Light Industry backgrounder] announced Saturday that 22 companies will provide financial compensation to families whose infants were harmed by melamine-contaminated milk [JURIST news archive]. Families will receive a one-time payment of an unspecified amount, and may recover further for any future related medical expenses. [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Ten ethnic Albanians were arrested in Serbia Friday for alleged crimes committed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war [BBC backgrounder], according to Serb officials. The former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] members, being held for questioning in Belgrade and Vranje, will likely be charged for their alleged roles in [read more]

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