Legal news from Sunday, November 4, 2012

[JURIST] The US Depatment of Justice (DOJ) [official website] filed a notice of appeal [text, PDF] in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] opposing a ruling [JURIST report] rejecting the government's argument that they should be allowed to set certain rules regarding Guantanamo … [read more]

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] detailed abuses against female prisoners [press release] committed by Iran officials on Thursday and called on the government to investigate the alleged mistreatment that prompted a group of prisoners to go on a hunger strike. The group of women, being held in Evin prison … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) [official profile], Marzuki Darusman, expressed concern [press conference; UN News Centre report] on Friday about the lack of development in human rights in the nation. The DPRK, better known as North … [read more]

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