Legal news from Monday, July 4, 2005
17:07 EDT

[JURIST] Leading Monday's international brief, Sudanese Speaker of the National Assembly Ahmad Ibrahim al-Tahir has announced that the Sudanese Parliament will approve the draft interim constitution scheduled for final reading on Wednesday, July 6. The Sudan Parliament [government website] adopted a resolution Sunday presented by Chairman Ismail al-Haj Musa of [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Army Reserve PFC Lynndie England [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive], accused of abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, faces new court-martial proceedings, including arraignment and a pre-trial hearing beginning Thursday at Fort Hood. On May 4, a military judge rejected England's guilty plea [JURIST report] to charges [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] Rwandan legal representatives arguing Monday at the beginnng of public hearings [press release] before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] at The Hague dismissed allegations that Rwandan troops had committed human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and argued the world court did not have [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The International Atomic Energy Agency [official website] in Vienna begins a five-day conference [conference website] Monday to consider toughening international laws governing the security of nuclear power stations. Representatives from over 100 countries will discuss amending the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material [summary and text], a [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] In an interview with the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite television station [station website] aired Sunday , a half-brother of Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archive] offered to pay for the legal defense of al-Qaida leader in the event of his capture. Yeslam Binladin [UK Telegraph interview] is one of 54 [read more]

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