Legal news from Sunday, April 23, 2006
17:04 EDT

[JURIST] Uzbekistan officials announced Sunday that they will close the local office of the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) [advocacy websites], in existence since 1995. The Uzbek Justice Ministry [official website] claims that an inquiry has revealed that the office has acted counter to its [read more]

16:04 EDT

[JURIST] US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) [official website] Sunday urged Congress to work on passing an immigration bill [JURIST news archive] this year, despite a current lack of agreement [JURIST report]. Specter told CNN's Late Edition that "there has to be an agreement between Democrats and [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The Jerusalem District Court [official backgrounder] issued a landmark decision Sunday saying that the Palestinian Authority (PA) [JURIST news archive] meets the legal requirements needed to be considered a state and that therefore Israel has no legal jurisdiction over it. The statement was made in a ruling in a [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] In 2005 sixteen Nazi war criminals were convicted for atrocities during World War II in Italy, Germany and Poland, a marked increase in convictions over the previous year, according to a new report issued by the Simon Wiesenthal Center [advocacy website]. The report praised countries that pursued the prosecutions [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of Nepalese pro-democracy protesters [JURIST news archive] marched toward Kathmandu Sunday despite an all-day curfew that was imposed on the city and surrounding areas last week. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators and several injuries were reported. Large demonstrations and clashes with police resulting in [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] A US federal prosecutor said Friday that proceeding with a US trial of former Russian nuclear energy minister Yevgeny Adamov [Kommersant profile, JURIST news archive] on charges of fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion for diverting to his own use as much as $9 million in US aid earmarked [read more]

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