Legal news from Monday, September 16, 2013

[JURIST] The chairman of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic [official website], Paulo Sergio Pinheiro [official profile] stated Monday that the UN war crimes panel is investigating 14 suspected chemical attacks in Syria. A report [text, PDF] issued by chief weapons inspector Ake Sellstrom [official … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Israel [official website] on Monday invalidated the 2012 amendment to the Law for the Prevention of Infiltration [text, PDF], declaring the act unconstitutional. The law [JURIST report] had allowed [LAT report] police forces to arrest undocumented immigrants and detain them for up to three years … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge in London ruled [materials] on Monday that a Muslim woman who is a defendant in an upcoming trial must remove her full-face veil when presenting evidence. A judge for the Blackfriars Crown Court [official website] held that the woman, whose name cannot be identified for legal reasons, … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge at Guantanamo Bay is considering whether to delay the trials of five men charged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks [JURIST backgrounders] because lawyers in the case have lost data due to problems with a Pentagon computer system. Lawyers for the five men, who have been charged with … [read more]

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