Legal news from Sunday, December 26, 2010

[JURIST] A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned a Chester County Court of Common Pleas [official website] decision banning the use of evidence obtained with global positioning systems (GPS) technology. The three judge panel of the appeals court allowed the admission [Daily Local News report] of evidence that could bring four … [read more]

[JURIST] The scheduled execution of Kurdish student Habibolah Latifi on Sunday was postponed [press release, in Persian] by the Iranian government in order to investigate irregularities in the case, his defense lawyer Nemat Amadhi told ISNA news agency [official website]. Latifi, a law student, was arrested in 2007 and sentenced … [read more]

[JURIST] The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) [official website] on Saturday expressed concern [press release] over the humanitarian needs of nearly 14,000 Ivory Coast refugees who have fled to Liberia over the past month due to political instability and post-election violence [JURIST news archive]. The UNHCR warned that food supplies … [read more]

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