Legal news from Sunday, October 13, 2013

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile; JURIST news archive] on Saturday urged the international community to take action after a second migrant ship capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa last week during an attempt to cross from Africa to Europe. The incident resulted in nearly 30 deaths. Ban … [read more]

[JURIST] The African Union (AU) [official website] unanimously resolved Saturday that African heads of state should be immune from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder]. In particular the AU denounced the ICC trials of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [official website; JURIST news archive] and Deputy … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of New Jersey [official website] on Friday agreed to hear [order, PDF] an appeal [JURIST report] by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie [official website] challenging a lower court ruling that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry [JURIST report]. The decision will allow the case to … [read more]

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