Legal news from Monday, May 9, 2011

[JURIST] Australia brought a complaint [materials] against Japan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] on Monday for its whaling practices in the Antarctic. Australia initiated proceedings [JURIST report] in May 2010, and oral arguments are scheduled to begin in May 2012. Australia contends that Japan is in … [read more]

[JURIST] The Salzburg Provincial Court ruled on Monday that the extradition of former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader can proceed. Sanader was arrested by Austrian officials [JURIST report] in December on charges of abuse of power, corruption and fraud for taking nearly €4 million from public firms and state institutions … [read more]

[JURIST] Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa [official website] announced on Sunday that the three-month state of emergency [decree text, in Arabic] put in place [JURIST report] in mid-March in response to growing unrest, will be lifted two weeks early. The state of emergency was originally scheduled to expire … [read more]

[JURIST] The Court of Appeal for Ontario [official website] on Friday upheld [judgment] a decision to halt extradition proceedings for Abdullah Khadr, an accused al Qaeda supporter and conspirator. Abdullah Khadr is the older brother of Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive], the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST … [read more]

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