Legal news from Saturday, April 16, 2011

[JURIST] Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev [official website, in Kazakh; BBC profile] on Thursday discharged six justices of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan [official website] for corruption. The Kazakh Prosecutor-General's Office [official website] has opened criminal cases [RFE/RL report] against the judges, who are suspected of corruption activity. … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Friday denounced a deadly Iraqi military raid [press release] on a camp housing Iranian exiles. At least 34 people, including women, were shot to death or trampled by military vehicles during the Iraqi military's April … [read more]

[JURIST] The Obama administration on Friday asked [cert. petition, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] to determine whether police need warrants to track a suspect's movement using global position systems (GPS) technology. The government is appealing last year's lower court decision that prohibits the use of warrantless GPS technology … [read more]

[JURIST] Chilean Judge Mario Carroza on Friday ordered the exhumation of former president Salvador Allende [BBC profile] as part of investigations into his death [JURIST report] that began in January. The order follows a request [CNN video, in Spanish] for a new autopsy of the former president from Allende's daughter, … [read more]

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