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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, October 28

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, October 28.

The Federal Election Commission will hold a 10 AM ET open meeting, where it will decide the issue of fundraising potential recount costs prior to the Nov. 2 election. Read the meeting agenda. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the recount funding dispute.

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 Security Council will hold a 10 AM open debate on women, peace and security (read the related Secretary-General report [PDF]). The Security Council will also discuss the situation concerning Western Sahara (read Secretary-General's report [PDF]) and the situation in the Central African Republic. Watch a live webcast of the Security Council meeting.... The General Assembly will meet at 10 AM ET to discuss the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba. Read the draft resolution [PDF] to be considered by the General Assembly. Watch a live webcast of the meeting.... Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar will hold a 1:30 PM ET press conference. Watch a live webcast.... Cherif Bassiouni, Independent Expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan will hold a 3 PM ET press conference. Watch a live webcast.

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