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Thursday 25 Jan 2007

Giovanni Di Stefano [Studio Legale Internazionale, Rome]: "In the first proper legal ruling of the Iraqi High Tribunal the Court has decided to adjourn the case of my client Taha Ramadan not only based upon the submissions filed but because as a matter of law no defence lawyer had 'legally' [read more]

Thursday 25 Jan 2007

Oksana Chelysheva [Deputy executive director, Russian-Chechen Frienship Society]: "On 23 January 2007 the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the decision of the Regional Court of the Russian Federation to liquidate our organization, the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society. We were originally ordered to close down in October last year on [read more]

Wednesday 17 Jan 2007

Ben Davis [University of Toledo College of Law]: "Charles 'Cully' Stimson has had a hard week. On January 11, 2007 he made shocking comments on the pro bono lawyers who are working on behalf of Gitmo detainees, calling for corporate CEOs to blacklist the firms at which these lawyers work. [read more]

Monday 15 Jan 2007

Curtis Doebbler [defense lawyer and former Saddam Hussein defense counsel]: "The United States and Iraqi government carried out the summary, arbitrary and extra-judicial executions of Mr. Barzan al-Tikriti and Judge Awad Hamad al-Bandar. The executions were carried out in violations of international law and constitute a violation of the right [read more]

Monday 15 Jan 2007

Giovanni Di Stefano [Studio Legale Internazionale, Rome]: "On the 3rd January 2007 I saw both Judge Al Bandar and Barzan Al Tikriti at Camp Cropper. On the 5th January 2007 I duly presented to the Iraqi High Tribunal a motion in accordance with para. 266 of the Law on Criminal [read more]

Saturday 13 Jan 2007

Don Gorton, Esq. [writer for Gay and Lesbian Review/Worldwide]: "The political victory achieved by opponents of same-sex marriage in the January 2, 2007 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (both houses of the legislature sitting jointly) stemmed largely from dicta from the Supreme Judicial Court in a case in which the justices admittedly [read more]

Friday 12 Jan 2007

David Cynamon [partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Project Kuwaiti Freedom]: "The Bush Administration has reached a new low in its contempt for the law as it applies to Guantanamo.Yesterday, in an interview on Federal News Radio [link to interview], Cully Stimson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Detainee Affairs, [read more]

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