Legal news from Wednesday, December 28, 2011

[JURIST] Navy rear Adm. David Woods [official website], commander of the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] prison facility, has proposed a new rule that would require military officials to review all legal correspondence between lawyers and the detainees accused of involvement in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks [JURIST Feature], … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Wednesday resumed the trial of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] after a month-long adjournment. The trial was adjourned [JURIST report] in October in order to allow the court time to rule on a motion made by lawyers representing the … [read more]

[JURIST] The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Human Rights Section of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) [official websites] issued two reports [text; press release] on Tuesday detailing activities such as torture and unlawful killings allegedly carried out by Haitian National Police … [read more]

[JURIST] The US has extradited Rasema Handanovic, a woman accused of killing Bosnian Croat civilians during the 1992-1995 Bosnian Civil War [JURIST news archive], according to US officials Tuesday. Handanovic, along with Edin Dzeko who was extradited last week, served in a unit of the Bosnian Army that attacked a … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Alaska [official website] on Tuesday dismissed the petition of federal prosecutors, finding that British Petroleum (BP) [corporate website; JURIST news archive] was not negligent in a 2009 oil spill. Because the spill, which released 13,500 gallons of oil … [read more]

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