Legal news from Saturday, March 13, 2010
16:03 EDT

[JURIST] Spokesperson for Serbia's Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor [official website] Bruno Vekaric Saturday announced the arrest of nine individuals suspected of committing war crimes during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The nine, members of the Serbian paramilitary group [B92 report] Sakali, are accused of [read more]

15:03 EDT

[JURIST] Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt [official website] and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu [official profile] Saturday jointly denounced the Swedish Parliament's Thursday passage of a resolution [text, in Swedish] recognizing the Ottoman Empire's killing of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as genocide [JURIST news archive]. At a meeting of [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) war crimes court [official website] indicted [Reuters report] the former Serb commander of a special police brigade Saturday for his alleged role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war [JURIST news archives]. The BiH prosecutor [official website] accuses Nedjo Ikonic of [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] A court of first instance in Marseilles Friday ordered that anti-Islamic campaign posters put up by the far-right National Front [party website, in French] be taken down [Le Figaro report, in French]. The posters [Le Figaro report, in French], proclaiming “No to Islamism”, depict a fully veiled woman standing [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] The California Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) [official website] filed a consumer protection suit [complaint, PDF] against car manufacturer Toyota [corporate website] on Friday, alleging that the company knowingly sold vehicles with acceleration defects. The suit seeks up to $2,500 in penalties for each violation of California's Unfair Business [read more]

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