Legal news from Sunday, April 11, 2010
16:04 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] Sunday accused both Israel and Hamas [JURIST news archives] of failing to conduct meaningful, credible investigations into accusations of war crimes during the January 2009 Gaza conflict [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. In a 62-page report [text, PDF; materials] HRW described the alleged [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) [official website] predicted Sunday that President Obama will nominate a replacement for retiring [press release; JURIST report] Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens [official profile; Cornell LII materials] in time for hearings to be concluded over the summer. In an appearance [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] late last week made public two previously unreleased rulings relating to habeas corpus claims by Guantanamo detainees. In a decision ordering the release of Mohamedou Ould Slahi [NYT materials], Judge James Robertson held that the government had to [read more]

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