Legal news from Sunday, July 26, 2009
14:07 EDT

[JURIST] Twenty-six men suspected both of plotting numerous attacks in Egypt [government website; JURIST news archive] and of having links to Hezbollah [JURIST news archive] were transferred Sunday to an emergency state court that deals specifically with terrorism and state security. Four of the men remain at large, among them [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations [official website] Dmitry Titov [official profile] has called conditions in a Goma, Congo prison "inhumane" and said that it is the worst in Africa. Although built for 150 prisoners, the facility now holds [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] Chief Justice of the High Court of Justice in Gaza [JURIST news archive] Abdul Ra'ouf al-Halabi Sunday announced an order requiring female lawyers to wear traditional religious robes and headscarves or hijab [JURIST news archive] for any court appearances. The order, originally issued July 9, also establishes new guidelines [read more]

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