Legal news from Saturday, December 8, 2012

[JURIST] Brazilian Police announced Friday that they have arrested [BBC report] former Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Michael Misick, who has been in hiding since fleeing TCI 2009. Misick fled TCI following an inquiry into corruption on the small British territory which implicated him as having … [read more]

[JURIST] The Sri Lankan committee appointed to investigate the impeachment charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake announced Saturday that they have found her guilty of three charges of misconduct. Bandaranayake was found guilty [Colombo Page report] of three of the five charges against her. The first charge was related to … [read more]

[JURIST] The Emirates Centre for Human Rights (ECHR) [advocacy website] claimed [text, PDF] Thursday that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has arrested an 18-year-old blogger as part of a wider effort to crack down on perceived government opposition. The ECHR claims that UAE security forces searched the home of Mohamed … [read more]

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