In other international law news...
- An Indonsian court has held a Tempo magazine editor guilty of libel against a prominent local businessman. The ruling raises concerns over freedom of the press in Indonesia, since the charges were brought under criminal law as opposed to the country's press law, which governs specific violations of journalistic bodies. BBC has more.
- Following a ruling from the Inter-American Court on Human Rights earlier this week, an American citizen serving a 50 years to life sentence in Mexico will now appeal to Mexican President Vicente Fox (official site in Spanish). The IACHR ruled that it had no jurisdiction over Alfonso Martin del Campo Dodd, whose 1992 murder conviciton in Mexico occurred before the Mexican government recognized the IACHR in 1998. Martin claims that his conviction rests solely on his confession, which he alleges was obtained through torture by the Mexican police. One of the officers involved in the orignal arrest was later suspended following an admission that he tortured the suspect. The San Luis Obispo has more.