Legal news from Sunday, January 20, 2013

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] announced [press release] Friday that it will not withdraw charges of conspiracy against five accused plotters of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed [JURIST news archive]. Chief Guantanamo prosecutor, Brigadier General Mark Martins asked the DOD's appointee, Retired Admiral … [read more]

[JURIST] Malian security forces have killed civilians in the town of Niono in central Mali, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported on Saturday. HRW said that Mali's army has been targeting ethnic groups [Reuters report] associated with rebels in the north, particularly Tuaregs and Arabs. HRW called on Mali's … [read more]

[JURIST] More than 140 nations gathered in Geneva for a UN forum agreed [press release] on Saturday to a legally binding treaty addressing the use of mercury, a metal that is infamous for its detrimental effects on health and the environment. The treaty, named the Minamata Convention on Mercury for … [read more]

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors on Friday filed charges against Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway [official profile] in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [official website] for alleged real estate fraud involving a short sale of her home in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, and sale of a … [read more]

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