Legal news from Thursday, May 20, 2010
15:05 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Wednesday sent a delegation [press release] from the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) [official website] to Guinea to further investigate the killing of more than 150 pro-democracy protesters in Conakry in September 2009. The purpose of the visit is to consult [read more]

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[JURIST] A Lithuanian court ruled Tuesday that the image of the swastika is part of the country's cultural identity and not a Nazi [JURIST news archive] symbol. The ruling came in response to a suit that was filed against a group of men [Lithuania Tribune report] who carried posters that [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] announced Wednesday that Honduras has dropped proceedings against Brazil [press release, PDF] relating to the June 2009 coup [JURIST report] in Honduras. The Honduran interim government began the proceedings [press release, PDF] last October in response to the sheltering of former [read more]

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[JURIST] The UK Electoral Commission [official website] called Thursday for revisions to the voting laws [report, PDF; press release] after 1,200 voters were unable to cast ballots in the May elections even though they had arrived at the polling station before closing. The report found that local authorities allocated too [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] A petition was filed in a Pakistani court Wednesday challenging the pardon [JURIST report] of Interior Minister Rehman Malik [official profile] by President Asif Ali Zardari [official website]. The challenge alleges that under Article 45 of the Pakistan Constitution [text], presidential pardons can only be sought after all other [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] Four suspected members of armed Basque separatist group ETA [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] were arrested [press release, in Spanish] Thursday in France, including suspected ETA leader Mikel Kabikoitz Carrera Sarobe. The officers raided a residential block of the French city of Bayonne and arrested Sarobe along with two [read more]

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[JURIST] A member of the newly formed UK coalition government indicated Thursday that the extradition of alleged hacker Gary McKinnon [BBC profile; advocacy website] to the US will be delayed. Home Secretary Theresa May [official profile] considered an adjournment request from McKinnon's legal team and agreed to delay [press release] [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense [official website] announced [press release] on Thursday that US Forces-Afghanistan has launched an investigation into allegations that a "small number" of soldiers are responsible for the unlawful deaths of three civilians in Afghanistan. The Army's Criminal Investigation Command [official website] began the investigation earlier [read more]

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[JURIST] The Legislative Council of the Parliament of New South Wales [official website] on Thursday voted 26-3 to end further debate [minutes, PDF] on a bill to ban the wearing of the burqa [JURIST news archive] and other face veils in public. The bill [materials], proposed by Christian Democrat Fred [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus [official website] on Wednesday released the 2010 International Piracy Watch List [text, PDF] naming China, Russia, Canada, Spain, and Mexico as the worst countries for protecting copyrighted information. The bipartisan caucus also released a list of the top websites hosted overseas [text, PDF] providing [read more]

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[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Wednesday banned all UN employees [UN News Centre report] from using cellular devices while driving in an effort to take the prohibition against cell phone use global. Ban is teaming up with US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, US Ambassador Susan Rice [read more]

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