Legal news from Sunday, September 11, 2005
15:09 EDT

[JURIST] Both Iraqi and UN officials said Sunday that they were unsure when a final draft of the Iraqi constitution [English translation; JURIST news archive] would be printed as last-minute negotiations over revisions dragged on. With only 5 weeks remaining before the October 15 referendum [JURIST report] on the draft [read more]

15:09 EDT

[JURIST] Guards at a New Orleans jail fled their posts after Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive] struck, leaving prisoners behind in appalling conditions, according to Australian tourist interviewed [text] for the Sydney Sunday Telegraph. Ashley Macdonald was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and was thrown in jail just before [read more]

14:09 EDT

[JURIST] Last-minute talks continued Sunday at the UN as an intergovernmental negotiating group [JURIST report] struggled to finalize a text to be submitted to the UN's 2005 World Summit [official website], scheduled to begin Wednesday. The group is working to prepare a platform of agreed UN reforms [UN materials], but [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) [advocacy website] issued a joint report with 21 other rights groups Saturday on last week's Egyptian presidential elections [JURIST news archive], concluding that although up to 15 percent of the votes cast may be questionable, there was lass fraud in Egypt's first [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] California Army National Guard Sgt. David Fimon has been sentenced to a year in military confinement and received a bad-conduct discharge after pleading guilty to abusing detainees in Iraq. Fimon pleaded guilty to maltreatment of detainees, conspiracy to commit maltreatment of detainees, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice. [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Israeli Cabinet voted Sunday to leave Gaza, the last formality in Israeli withdrawal [IDF materials] from the region before handing over control to the Palestinian Authority (PA) [official website]. However, the Cabinet also voted against demolishing 20 synagogues [Haaretz report] still standing in the Gaza Strip [Wikipedia backgrounder], [read more]

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