Legal news from Sunday, January 30, 2011

[JURIST] Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga [Guardian profile; JURIST news archive] said on Saturday that his country's president violated its new constitution [text, PDF] when he made a series of judicial, financial and legal appointments without consulting him. President Mwai Kibaki [official profile; JURIST news archive] announced on Friday the … [read more]

[JURIST] African Union Commission (AUC) [official website] Chairperson Jean Ping [official profile] said on Saturday that International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] is guilty of double standards by targeting citizens of African states for prosecution. The comments come in the wake of a vote … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [official website, JURIST news archive] on Saturday told [press release] members of the African Union (AU) [official website] that a recount of November's Ivory Coast presidential runoff election results would be a "grave injustice and unfortunate precedent." Speaking before a high level meeting on … [read more]

[JURIST] Belarusian officials on Saturday released seven people, including one presidential candidate, who were taken in to custody [JURIST report] last month following protests surrounding the country's presidential election [press release, in Russian]. The release comes amid speculation that the European Union (EU) [official website] will reimpose a visa ban … [read more]

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