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Legal news from Saturday, July 15, 2006
19:07 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to adopt a compromise resolution on recent missile tests [JURIST news archive] by North Korea (DPRK) [JURIST news archive] directing it to stop the launches and calling on member states to impose weapons-related sanctions, but did not invoke Chapter 7 [text] of [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] Italian prosecutors on Saturday questioned Nicolo Pollari, chief of the Italian Intelligence and Security Services [official website], regarding his role in the alleged CIA extraordinary rendition [JURIST news archive] of Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr [Wikipedia profile], also known as Abu Omar. Italian police arrested two intelligence officials [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Politicians, civil rights advocates and privacy advocates have criticized the recent White House agreement [JURIST report] allowing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) [FJC backgrounder] to determine the constitutionality of the NSA's controversial domestic spying program [JURIST news archive]. In reaction to the plan US Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] Former NatWest [corporate website] bankers David Bermingham, Giles Darby and Gary Mulgrew, pleaded not guilty Friday to a total of seven counts of wire fraud [indictment, PDF] for an allegedly fraudulent sale of Enron stock. The bankers were extradited to the US [JURIST report] Thursday following a three year [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] Leandro Despouy, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights' Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, on Friday expressed "serious concern" over a recently passed Egyptian judicial reforms bill [JURIST report]. Despouy said:Concerning the text of the law, the Special Rapporteur expressed particular concern over the fact [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Chinese Ministry of Health [official website] has approved new regulations [Xinhua report] governing the use and international transport of corpses in an attempt to crackdown on the illegal trade of organs. China has been criticized [BTS press release, DOC] in recent months for harvesting and selling the organs [read more]

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