[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, Feb. 15.
The US Senate [official website] convenes at 9:45 AM ET today and is scheduled to consider the nomination of Judge Michael Chertoff [nomination history] for Secretary of Homeland Security. A vote on Chertoff's nomination is expected [AP report] at 4 PM ET. Watch a live webcast of proceedings via C-SPAN 2. In committees today, the Investigations Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee [official website] is holding hearings on the UN's management of the Oil-for-Food Program. View a list of witnesses, and watch a live webcast of the hearing beginning at 9:30 AM ET. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee [official website] will consider the nomination of current US Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick [official biography] for Deputy Secretary of State at 9:30 AM ET today.
The US House [official website] opens its session at 12:30 PM ET. A live webcast is available via C-SPAN. The House Financial Services Committee [official website] will hold a hearing at 2 PM ET today on the effect on competition of an SEC market structure proposal. The House Rules Committee [official website] will meet beginning at 5 PM ET to consider H.R. 310 [bill summary], the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005.
The Heritage Foundation is holding a forum titled "Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America." Watch a live webcast of the presentation, which begins at 12 Noon ET.
At the UN, the General Assembly [official website] will elect a member to the International Court of Justice at its session, which begins at 10 AM ET. Watch a live webcast of proceedings. Also today, Deputy Secretary-General Louise Frechette will hold a press conference on several issues addressed in the interim report of the Independent Inquiry Committee [official website] on the UN Oil-for-Food Program. A live webcast of the briefing begins at 12 Noon ET.
At the EU today, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will hold a press conference following a round table discussion. A live webcast of the press conference will begin at 6:30 PM local time [12:30 PM ET].
The Council of Europe's European Commission against Racism and Intolerance [official website] published reports on five countries today. Reports on Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Macedonia, and Turkey are all available.
At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trial of Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today. A webcast begins at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET]. Also today, the trial of Fatmir Limaj and others [ICTY case backgrounder] continues, with a webcast beginning at 2:45 PM local time [8:45 AM ET].