May 8, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
Germany's constitutional court Saturday refused to issue a temporary injunction against the German government's 22.4 billion ($28.5 billion) contribution to a bailout package for Greece, which has lately been gripped by a critical debt crisis. The suit, brought by four lawyers and a... ...[read more]
May 1, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Central African nations to adopt a legally binding instrument to combat illicit arms trafficking. Ban noted that there is a strong correlation between arms trafficking and illicit activities, et Central Africa remains one of the few African sub... ...[read more]
May 1, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
A German federal court on Friday ruled that the government has no legal basis for keeping files on top Nazi official Adolf Eichmann secret, ordering their release. Argentinian journalist Gabriele Weber filed suit in order to get the documents released, arguing that the documents could fill gaps ...[read more]
April 22, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) war crimes court on Thursday convicted Radomir Vukovic and Zoran Tomic for their alleged roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war. The accused were found guilty of genocide under Article 171 paragraph a) of the BiH criminal code and were ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced Wednesday that he is prepared to negotiate with protesters once they cease their illegal conduct. Government spokesperson Panitan Wattanyagorn stated that the prime minister is willing to speak with protesters regarding an election and amending the ...[read more]
April 15, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
Pakistan's Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a constitutional amendment that would curtail the powers of the president. The 18th Amendment Bill would reverse the expansion of presidential powers under former military leader Pervez Musharraf by transferring presidential powers to the office... ...[read more]
April 14, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
A Chinese Intermediate People's Court in Chongqing on Wednesday sentenced former deputy police chief and high-ranking judicial official Wen Qiang to death. Wen was convicted of accepting bribes, protecting criminal gangs, rape, and being unable to justify his large amount of personal assets. The... ...[read more]
April 8, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a constitutional amendment that would curtail the powers of the president. The 18th Amendment Bill would reverse the expansion of presidential powers under former military leader Pervez Musharraf by transferring presidential powers to t... ...[read more]
April 7, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
Swedish Police on Wednesday arrested a Kosovo war crimes suspect. The suspect is accused of committing war crimes during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war in the small village of Cuska in May 1999. A Swedish police spokesperson did not release the man's full name because of Swedish privacy laws but did s... ...[read more]
April 1, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula said Thursday that Kenya will no longer accept Somalian pirate cases to be tried in its courts. Wetangula stated that the large number of Somalian pirate cases referred to Kenya has overburdened the country's judicial system and noted that the internationa... ...[read more]

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