Legal news from Saturday, July 17, 2010
15:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday declined [order, PDF] to review the decision of a lower court permitting the government to transfer Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Farhi Saeed bin Mohammed to Algeria. The 5-3 decision leaves in place a ruling [order, PDF] [read more]

14:07 EDT

[JURIST] A panel of EU judges on Friday declined a request from US officials to extradite Kosovo terror suspect Bajram Asllani. Nicholas Hawton, a spokesperson for the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) [official website], stated that the panel ruled that the presented evidence of Asllani's involvement was [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday ordered [opinion, PDF] the State Department to reconsider the status of the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) [organization website]. The PMOI has been designated a foreign terrorist group by [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday appealed [text, PDF] an order to release accused Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo [JURIST news archive]. The order was issued [press release; JURIST report] on Thursday after the court determined that Lubanga could not be detained [read more]

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