Legal news from Sunday, February 26, 2012
15:02 EDT

[JURIST] A Cairo Criminal Court judge on Sunday adjourned the trial of 43 non-governmental organization (NGO) employees, including 16 Americans and 27 other foreigners, until April following the first day of the trial. Employees of the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House [advocacy websites] are being [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday sentenced [judgment summary, PDF] former president of the municipality of Sokolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milan Tupajic [ICTY case summary, PDF], to two months in prison on two counts of contempt for refusing to [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Syria held a referendum Sunday to vote on a new constitution [text]. The gesture towards the opposition by President Bashar al-Assad [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has widely been seen as an empty one, with much of the international community calling it a "sham" [AP report]. The vote comes [read more]

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