August 27, 2005
by Christopher Tate
Following up on an earlier report on JURIST's Paper Chase, four Sunni Iraqi Cabinet members and one Deputy Prime Minister on Saturday announced their reservations with the proposed draft constitution. The statement, filed by Culture Minister Nouri Farhan al-Rawi, Minister of State for Women... ...[read more]
August 27, 2005
by Christopher Tate
Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit Saturday responded to a renewed call for it to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in advance of a meeting of treaty members in New York in September by saying it would not do so until Israel joins the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Egypt, ...[read more]
August 27, 2005
by Christopher Tate
The Army's Criminal Investigation Command announced Friday that it is investigating a civilian lab worker who admitted to falsifying DNA test results in at least one instance, examining over 475 criminal cases dating back almost a decade. The test results, performed at the Army's Criminal I... ...[read more]
August 27, 2005
by Christopher Tate
The US Department of Justice granted approval Friday to a Georgia law that would require photo identification to vote in elections. This approval, which is required of Georgia and other states with a history of voter discrimination by the 1965 Voting Rights Act, allows the law to be enacted but ...[read more]
August 20, 2005
by Christopher Tate
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman announced Saturday that the department would not modify its policy of using deadly force against suspected terrorists. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is conducting a review of police conduct after officers shot and killed an innocent man they ...[read more]
August 20, 2005
by Christopher Tate
Ashraf Qazi, special representative of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, asked Saturday that Iraq reconsider its decision to resume carrying out executions, three days after the Iraqi government approved three death sentences. The US-led occupation placed a moratorium on capital punishment after ...[read more]
August 20, 2005
by Christopher Tate
Kurdish officials discussed dropping their demand for a constitutional right to secede Saturday, as negotiations continued on the drafting of the Iraqi constitution. Kurds have faced opposition to their demand for self-determination from various Sunni groups associated with Prime Minister ...[read more]
August 20, 2005
by Christopher Tate
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials announced Friday that the rule allowing truckers to stay behind the wheel for 11 hours straight will not be changed, despite a federal appeals court decision overturning the rule. Rather, the hours of service regulations now require truckers ...[read more]
August 20, 2005
by Christopher Tate
A Chilean appeals court denied a motion to dismiss tax charges against the wife and son of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet Friday. Chilean prosecutors filed charges against Pinochet's relatives last week, alleging they were complicit in hiding millions of dollars in over 100 accounts... ...[read more]
August 20, 2005
by Christopher Tate
Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has admitted that Nigerian police forces have engaged in killings of suspects and innocent civilians, as well as torture and other civil rights violations. Obasanjo's admission comes only weeks after Nigerian officials denied allegations of torture made in... ...[read more]

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