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Docket ~ Legal agenda and live webcasts for Friday, September 24

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Friday, September 24th.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing at 9:30 AM ET to examine tax treaties with the Netherlands and Barbados.

At the United Nations, the 59th session of the General Assembly reconvenes at 10 AM ET with remarks by multiple heads of state and other high-level ministers, which will continue into the Assembly's 3 PM ET afternoon session. Read the schedule of speakers and watch a live webcast of both sessions.... The Security Council will meet at 10 AM ET and will be briefed by the President of Nigeria and current Chairman of the African Union on the situation in Africa, including the Abuja Peace Process on Darfur, Sudan. Watch a live webcast.... An 11:15 AM press conference is scheduled with the Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction). Mihnea Ioan Motoc will brief on the work of the committee. Watch a live webcast.... At 12 PM ET, the Chief of the UN Treaty Section will brief on the treaty event, "Focus 2004: Treaties on the protection of civilians." Watch a live webcast.

Abroad today, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia is expected to rule on whether that eastern Canadian province will join Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba and the Yukon Territory in allowing same-sex marriages. From Halifax, CBC News has more.

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