Legal news from Thursday, December 26, 2013

[JURIST] African leaders met Thursday in South Sudan for closed-door talks [BBC report] about ending the fighting that began in the country earlier this month. Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta [official website] and Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with South Sudan President Salva Kiir [BBC profile] in the capital city … [read more]

[JURIST] Thailand's government on Thursday rejected calls to postpone the upcoming February elections despite violent protests that have left a police officer dead and nearly 100 people injured. The Election Commission of Thailand [official website, in Thai] made the request [PDF, in Thai] over fears for the safety of candidates … [read more]

[JURIST] Egypt's interim government on Wednesday officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood [party website, JURIST news archive] a terrorist group following the bombing of a police station [Al Jazeera report] earlier this week that killed 16 people. The official label [Reuters report] allows the government to prosecute any member of the … [read more]

[JURIST] Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan [BBC profile] on Wednesday named ten new members of his cabinet following the resignation of three members under investigation for graft. Nine of the ten new cabinet ministers are members of the ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) [party website]. Erdogan … [read more]

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