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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Friday, March 4

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Friday, March 4.

The US Senate [official website] convenes at 9:30 AM ET today, and it will consider S. 256 [bill summary], the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Watch a live webcast of proceedings.

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

At the UN, the Commission on the Status of Women [official website] will observe International Women's Day during its morning session from 10 AM ET to 1 PM ET. View a list of speakers. During the afternoon session from 3 to 6 PM ET, a panel discussion will be held on the review and appraisal processes at regional level. View the agenda [text, PDF]. Watch a live webcast of both events. The Security Council [official website] will hear a briefing by Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, the current Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe [official website] at 10 AM ET today. Watch a live webcast of the briefing.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trial of Fatmir Limaj and others [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today, with a webcast beginning at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET]. A hearing will be held in the case of Zeljko Mejakic and others [ICTY case backgrounder], with a webcast beginning at 2:45 PM local time [8:45 AM ET].

JURIST's docket of legal events and live webcasts will not be published next week during the University of Pittsburgh School of Law spring break. Regular posts will resume on Monday, March 16.

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