Legal news from Sunday, April 2, 2006
11:04 EDT

[JURIST] Members of the private Minuteman Civil Defense Corps [advocacy website] have begun a new month-long campaign [press release; recruitment audio] in US states bordering Mexico and Canada to raise public awareness of illegal immigration. Minuteman volunteers watch the borders with binoculars and are instructed to contact government Border Control [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] A controversial French labor law that has prompted strikes and mass demonstrations by students and workers across France was officially published Sunday in France's Journal officiel [official website] gazette after being signed by President Jacques Chirac [official profile]. The statute establishing the so-called First Employment Contract (CPE) [text, JURIST [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Former Liberian president and accused war criminal Charles Taylor [JURIST news archive] is set to make his first appearance in the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) [official website] before Justice Richard Lussick [official profile] at Freetown on Monday, where he is expected to plead not guilty to charges [read more]

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