Legal news from Saturday, March 17, 2012

[JURIST] Mauritania announced on Saturday that they have arrested former Libyan chief of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi, who served under Muammar Gaddafi [JURIST news archive]. Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website, in Arabic], the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] and France have all requested custody of al-Senussi. The ICC … [read more]

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] stated on Thursday that Guatemalan government authorities remain willing to solve human rights issues in the country but nonetheless have failed to comply [press release] with the 1996 Peace Accords [text] which ended the country's 36-year civil war. Pillay … [read more]

[JURIST] The Italian Supreme Court [official website, in Italian] on Friday recognized same-sex couple's right to have a family life after it denied a same-sex couple's right to have their foreign marriage recognized in the country. The ruling is expected to force the country's government officials to reconsider Italy's ban … [read more]

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] urged the people of Guinea-Bissau [JURIST news archive] Friday to ensure that the country's upcoming presidential election is free and fair and warned that any violence during the election would be a violation of human rights. The presidential election, … [read more]

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