Legal news from Sunday, November 1, 2009
15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Eight men judged guilty of war crimes by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) [official website] were transferred to Rwanda Saturday to serve out prison sentences. Because Sierra Leone has no adequate prison facilities, an agreement with Rwanda was reached to allow them to complete their sentences at [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] Six Chinese Uighur Guantanamo Bay detainees [JURIST news archive] were transferred [press release] to the Republic of Palau [CIA backgrounder] Saturday, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website]. The six men, Ahmad Tourson, Abdul Ghappar Abdul Rahman, Edham Mamet, Anwar Hassan, Dawut Abdurehim and Adel Noori, [read more]

08:11 EDT

[JURIST] Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [official profile, in Italian; BBC profile] will stand trial for corruption charges on November 27, according to court officials Saturday. The trial date follows a decision [JURIST report] by the Italian Constitutional Court [official website, in Italian] earlier this month, which struck down [press [read more]

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