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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Friday, Feb. 18

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Friday, Feb. 18.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate [official website] convenes at 10 AM ET for the reading of President George Washington's farewell address [text, PDF] from 1796. The reading is an annual tradition before the Senate recesses for President’s Day. Watch a live webcast of the session.

The US House [official website] is not in session today.

The 5th Annual Women and the Law Conference titled "The Global Impact of Feminist Legal Theory" begins today at 3 PM ET. The two-day conference is being hosted by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law [official website] in San Diego. Read an agenda of the conference, including speakers and forums.

At the UN daily press briefing, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland will provide a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Darfur, Sudan. Watch a live webcast beginning at 12 Noon ET.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trial of Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today. Watch a webcast of proceedings beginning at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET].

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