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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, March 24

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, March 24.

The US Senate and US House [official websites] are in recess until April 4.

American University Washington College of Law will hold a forum on the Geneva Conventions [text] today. Sessions will run from 9 AM to 6 PM ET. View the agenda, and watch a live webcast via C-SPAN 2.

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies are hosting a forum titled "The Future of Telecom Deregulation: Two Alternative Views," beginning at 10 AM ET. Watch a live webcast via C-SPAN.

A decision is expected today [Reuters report] by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board [official website] on whether a US soldier who deserted due to opposition to the war in Iraq qualifies for refuge. Jeremy Hinzman fled to Canada [JURIST report] after being called up for service in Iraq.

Tajikistan is holding a second round of parliamentary elections [CNN backgrounder] today.

The 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights [official website] continues in Geneva today. View the daily agenda [DOC].

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trial of Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET]. Also today, the trial of Fatmir Limaj and others [ICTY case backgrounder] continues at 2:45 PM local time [8:45 AM ET]. Watch a webcast of proceedings.

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