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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, October 14

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, October 14.

The American Enterprise Institute will host a forum on Sovereignty, Security, and Justice in Iraq. Featured speakers include Salem Chalabi, former head of the Iraqi Special Tribunal. Watch a live webcast beginning at 9 AM ET (via C-SPAN). Read the forum's agenda.

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an open meeting at 9:30 AM ET. The agenda [PDF] includes consideration of changes to the rules applicable to access broadband over power line systems. Watch a live webcast.

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will open its annual conference in Washington, DC today. The conference features sessions on the juvenile death penalty, legal issues involving mental illness, and the international human rights perspective on the death penalty. Read the full agenda and a press release on the conference.

The US House and Senate are in recess until Tuesday, November 16.

The European Court of Human Rights will hold a hearing today in the first six cases brought against Russia for its role in the situation in Chechnya. The applicants say their relatives were killed or injured by the Russian military in Chechnya in violation of the European Convention's right to life and prohibition of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment. The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre has this press release [PDF] and the Court has more.

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