Legal news from Tuesday, July 27, 2010
15:07 EDT

[JURIST] A UK court on Tuesday blocked the extradition of former Bosnian president Ejup Ganic [Trial Watch profile] to Serbia to stand trial for alleged war crimes. Ganic, who served as vice president during the outset of the 1992-1995 Bosnian civil war [JURIST news archive], is accused of ordering attacks [read more]

14:07 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday denied [decision, PDF] early release to former Bosnian Serb Assembly leader and convicted war criminal Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials, PDF; JURIST news archive]. Krajisnik was sentenced [JURIST report] by the ICTY in 2006 to 27 years [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Serbian National Assembly [official website] on Monday voted 192-26 to pass a resolution [press release] that Serbia would never recognize Kosovo as an independent nation. The declaration comes a week after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] ruled that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence did not [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Mounting emphasis on enforcement of existing immigration laws under the Obama administration has seen a sharp rise in deportations by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [official website], according to a Washington Post report [text] Monday. The new emphasis on enforcement was outlined in a June memo [text, PDF] [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Algerian prosecutor's office said Monday that former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Aziz Abdul Naji [NYT profile] had been indicted, but did not specify the charges. The charges come after a period of detention by the Algerian government under a statute that allows for the detention of [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The New Jersey Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to hear a case [order, PDF] challenging the constitutionality of New Jersey's civil unions law, holding that it must first be heard in the lower courts. The lawsuit was filed [JURIST report] in March, arguing that the Civil Unions [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] A spokesperson for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] confirmed Tuesday that former Khmer Rouge [BBC backgrounder] official Kaing Guek Eav [case materials; JURIST news archive], also known as "Duch," intends to appeal his conviction. Kaing's lawyer informed the court of [read more]

07:07 EDT

[JURIST] UK rights group Global Witness (GW) [advocacy website] on Monday filed suit [press release] against the UK government for failing to report several UK companies to the UN Sanctions Committee [official website] for allegedly trading "conflict minerals" from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. [read more]

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