Legal news from Monday, September 26, 2011
17:09 EDT

[JURIST] The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia [official website] approved a restitution law that provides for compensation or the return of property confiscated by communist authorities following World War II. The bill, passed by an overwhelming majority [AP report], is part of a larger property rights reform package [read more]

16:09 EDT

[JURIST] The abuse of Irish children by members of the clergy, revealed by four state-sponsored reports, included acts that amounted to torture [press release], Amnesty International [advocacy website] said Monday. Aimed at why the abuse occurred, the report, titled In Plain Sight [text, PDF], calls attention to those who "turned [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Kuwait Cabinet on Sunday approved a draft anti-corruption law meant to combat the country's growing business corruption troubles. The law imposes penalties of up to seven years in prison [Reuters report] for a number of offenses related to money laundering and financial disclosure, including manipulation of public tenders [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] US counter-terrorism officials have indicated that the administration of President Barack Obama [official website; JURIST news archive] is considering trying the former leader of Hezbollah [JURIST news archive] in a military commission [JURIST news archive] on US soil, the Associated Press reported [AP report] Monday. According to anonymous officials, [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Scottish prosecutors asked Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website] on Monday for any evidence, witnesses or assistance they can provide in tracking down those involved in the Lockerbie bombing [BBC backgrounder]. The request follows the Scottish Crown's recent defense of its decision to release [JURIST report] convicted Lockerbie [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Five human rights groups sent a letter Monday to Cameroon [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] President Paul Biya, urging him to end persecution against gays and lesbians [press release] and repeal laws that criminalize homosexual conduct [UNHCR backgrounder]. The groups, Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch, International Gay and [read more]

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