Legal news from Sunday, March 28, 2010
13:03 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Committee [official website] has called on Uzbekistan to carry out an independent investigation into the May 2005 Andijan clashes [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] between Uzbek protesters, soldiers and police that human rights groups claim killed up to 500 people [JURIST report]. Uzbek officials have [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] A top Japanese judge on the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Sunday called on more Asian governments to participate in the tribunal so its regional representation would be more balanced. Judge Kuniko Ozaki [official profile], who was elected to the ICC in January, said that both Asia and [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] released information Friday on hundreds of people tried and convicted in federal courts on charges related to international terrorism since 9/11. The National Security Division (NSD) [official website] chart [text, PDF] has been maintained since the September 2001 attacks [JURIST news [read more]

09:03 EDT

[JURIST] Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] spoke to a reporter [Reuters report] from Reuters Sunday verifying that he is alive and is living in Wutai mountain in China's Shanxi province. Gao, who had been missing for more than a year, said he had been [read more]

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