August 19, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has moved to replace the judges at his upcoming war crimes trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), according to documents released on Tuesday. Karadzic argues that presiding Judge Alphons Orie is biased ...[read more]
August 19, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) signed an agreement on Monday detailing the upcoming power transfer in Kosovo, which will mean new responsibilities for the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX). The memorandum covers EULEX's duties regarding judicial, policing and other oper... ...[read more]
August 19, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Russian officials on Monday confirmed that the nation will file a complaint against Georgia with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and said that the government is considering filing another complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The filings would be related to war crimes ...[read more]
August 19, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Pakistan's ruling coalition on Tuesday failed to reach an agreement on reinstating the judges who were ousted last year by President Pervez Musharraf. Officials had originally projected that a plan would be established Tuesday for restoring the judges within the next few days, and Pakistan Mus... ...[read more]
August 19, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Monday called on Russia to take action against growing instances of ethnic violence and Neo-Nazi activity within its borders. CERD said that Chechens, Roma, and other ethnic and religious minorities are the most common victims ...[read more]
August 18, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A Sudanese court on Monday sentenced eight Darfur rebels to death, including the half brother of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader Khalil Ibrahim. Abdul Aziz Ashur and others were found guilty on charges related to a May rebel attack on the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, in which at least ...[read more]
August 18, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Yemeni Parliament on Monday voted against a bill which would have amended the country's electoral laws by restricting government officials from influencing the ballot. The bill would also have required electors to register in either their place of birth or residence rather than their place... ...[read more]
August 18, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A bill introduced in the Malaysian parliament on Monday would require all criminal suspects to submit DNA samples, a measure that has been tied to to the ongoing investigation into sodomy charges against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim since the government promised to table it last month. Also ...[read more]
August 18, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Senegal may drop charges against former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre who was sentenced to death in absentia in Chad on Friday, according to Monday media reports. Senegalese Justice Minister Madicke Niang said that Habre could not be tried twice on the same charges, although human rights ...[read more]
August 15, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Friday heard arguments in a case challenging a proposed peace agreement between the country's government and rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The proposal would grant expanded boundaries to the country's southern Autonomous Region in Mu... ...[read more]

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