Legal news from Sunday, November 27, 2005
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] In a bid to appeal to Sunni voters, former Iraqi interim prime minister Iyad Allawi [JURIST news archive; Iraqi National accord party website, in Arabic], a Shiite, said in an interview with the UK's Observer newspaper Sunday that human rights abuses by Iraqi Shiites are as bad as they [read more]

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[JURIST] Citizens in the former Soviet republic of Armenia [government website] voted Sunday on constitutional amendments to impose stricter separation of powers between the judicial, executive and legislative branches. The amendments also remove a clause in the Armenian constitution [text] barring Armenian citizens from obtaining dual citizenship. The US and [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Britain has caused a diplomatic stir by rejecting a proposal advanced by US ambassador to the UN John Bolton [official profile] to block the upcoming UN budget [JURIST report] as a way to press disputed reforms to the beleagured world organization. Bolton suggested last week that the UN push [read more]

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[JURIST] Former Philippines election commissioner Virgilio Garcillano [Wikipedia profile] emerged from hiding Sunday to clear President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [official website] from election fraud allegations. Garcillano has not been seen in public since June, when the opposition released recordings of conversations that claimed to be of Garcillano and Arroyo planning [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] Lawyers for Saddam Hussein, reinforced by the late addition of Johnson-era US attorney general Ramsey Clark [Wikipedia profile] and former Qatari justice minister Najib al-Nuaimi, said Sunday that they would ask for another adjournment of the ousted Iraqi dictator's trial [JURIST news archive] when the proceeding resumes in a [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] A US military spokesman has said there is no secret detainee camp run by the US in Kosovo, although the US military there does share a well-known detention facility with NATO as part of the latter's KFOR [official website] operation. Major Michael Wunn spoke to AFP after Council of [read more]

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