Legal news from Saturday, September 15, 2012

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged religious and political leaders around the world to encourage an end to violence [press release] that erupted after a US citizen released an anti-Islam film last week. While Pillay said she "fully understand[s] why people wish to protest … [read more]

[JURIST] Gambian President Yahya Jammeh [official website] announced Friday that he will implement an indefinite moratorium on executions due to "numerous appeals." The international community was very critical of Jammeh when he executed nine prisoners [JURIST report] last month after vowing to execute all death row inmates by the middle … [read more]

[JURIST] A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down [opinion, PDF] a controversial law [text, PDF] that limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Juan Colas, a judge for the Dane County Circuit Court [official website], held [AP report] that the collective bargaining law, known as the Budget Repair … [read more]

[JURIST] Prosecutors in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] on Friday urged the tribunal to seize the passport [press release, PDF] of former Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Thirith [BBC backgrounders] whose release was ordered after she was declared mentally unfit to stand trial. The ECCC … [read more]

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