Legal news from Sunday, September 2, 2012

[JURIST] The Embassy of the US Guatemala on Thursday praised the decision of the Guatemala Constitutional Court [official websites] allowing former president Alfonso Portillo [CIDOB profile, in Spanish] to be extradited to the US on charges of embezzling foreign donations. Upon extradition Portillo will stand trial in the US District … [read more]

[JURIST] Croatian prosecutors announced Saturday that they have charged former prime minister Ivo Sanader [JURIST news archive] with embezzlement relating to a real estate deal that took place during his time in office. Sanader is accused of using government funds to purchase a building in the capital city of Zagreb … [read more]

[JURIST] Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu [backgrounder] on Sunday called [Observer op-ed] for former US president George W. Bush and former UK prime minister Tony Blair [JURIST news archives] to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] for their roles in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. … [read more]

[JURIST] Mexican President Felipe Calderon [official website, in Spanish] on Saturday introduced a draft bill aimed at liberalizing the country's labor laws. The bill was introduced [Reuters report] in the Congress of Mexico by Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, and it seeks to improve the transparency of Mexico's trade unions and … [read more]

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