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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Wednesday, October 27

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, October 27.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Chairman of the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold an 11 AM ET news conference on intelligence reform legislation. Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).

The trial of Momcilo Krajisnik continues today at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague. Watch a webcast beginning at 9:30 AM local time (3:30 AM ET); the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has background on the case.

At the United Nations, the Presidents of the General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council will jointly chair a meeting marking the publication of the final report of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission.... Louise Arbour, High Commissioner for Human Rights, will launch the Secretary-General's reform initiative on strengthening human rights promotion and protection systems in member states. Watch a live webcast beginning at 1:15 PM ET and read background on the initiative. Following the launch, Arbour and other UN officials will hold a 2:25 press conference. Watch a live webcast.... Theo van Boven, Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment will hold a 3:30 PM ET press conference. Watch a live webcast.

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