Legal news from Sunday, November 28, 2004
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] Swiss voters approved a new law Sunday that will allow research on the stem cells of human embryos. Sunday's vote marks the first time a country has put the controversial issue to a popular vote. The Swiss law is stricter than in other European countries and will only allow [read more]

16:11 EDT

[JURIST] Thomas Kean, chair of the 9/11 Commission, said Sunday that the US will be at a greater risk of a terrorist attack if Congress continues to delay legislation that will implement the Commission's recommendations and overhaul the nation's intelligence services. Kean urged that Congress pass the legislation when it [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko warned Sunday that Ukrainian authorities are considering declaring emergency law in an attempt to break up ongoing demonstrations in Kyiv's Independence Square. Addressing protestors, Yushchenko warned, "if any preparations for resolution by force come to light, we will break off negotiations immediately. Maidan News [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Iran has given up its demand to retain 20 uranium enrichment centrifuges, a move that had threatened to derail a draft nuclear disarmament put forward at the UN by the UK, Germany and France. Iran sent a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency Sunday, meeting a Monday deadline [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] In televised remarks, outgoing Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma Sunday condemned the continuing blockade of government buildings by supporters of opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko as a "gross violation of law" and urged that compromise in the dispute over last week's presidential election was "the only way to avoid unpredictable [read more]

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