Legal news from Saturday, October 9, 2010
16:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that governmental interests in the protection of sensitive information supersede a detainee's request for its disclosure. The decision overturns the district court's earlier finding in favor of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] [read more]

15:10 EDT

[JURIST] Family members of Turkish activists killed during Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound flotilla [JURIST news archive] in May have sent a request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] for a formal investigation into the incident. The families submitted the request on behalf of nine Turkish activists and [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] ruled [judgment text] 5-4 Friday that Canadians do not have the right to have counsel present during custodial interrogations. The court held that § 10(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms [text], which states that those under arrest have the right [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] Accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Friday filed an appeal challenging the Bangkok Criminal Court's decision to dismiss [JURIST report] money laundering and fraud charges against him, which removed obstacles to his US extradition. According to Bout's lawyer Lak Nitiwatanavichan, the arms dealer [read more]

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