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Legal news from Sunday, August 13, 2006
16:08 EDT

[JURIST] Delegates from around the world will meet Monday in New York in a bid to resolve differences left after a drafting session [JURIST report] earlier this year to frame a 33-article draft convention [text] designed to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. If negotiations are successful, the United [read more]

15:08 EDT

[JURIST] Australian Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] may serve up to seven more years in US military custody before facing trial under a new military tribunal system, his military lawyer Major Michael Mori said Sunday. Since the US Supreme Court's decision [JURIST report] in [read more]

15:08 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [official website; JURIST news archive] has called on the US to deny a request from Israel to provide cluster munitions for use against targets in Lebanon. HRW wrote a letter [text] to National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley Friday in response to a New York Times [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] Ali al-Shemri, head of Iraq's Ministry of Health [official website], alleged Sunday that US troops wrongfully detained five members of his personal security force and stole their salaries during an early morning raid of the Health Ministry Building. An anonymous coalition official said the raid was conducted following a [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Australian government's proposed Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill [PDF text] that would require asylum seekers arriving by boat to be processed at offshore camps faces a close vote in the Senate [official website] this week, Australian media reported Sunday. The bill passed [JURIST report] the Australian House [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors have asked US District Court Judge Sim Lake to order former Enron Corp. [JURIST news archive] CEO Jeffrey Skilling [Houston Chronicle profile] to pay $182.2 million for his part in the conspiracy with Kenneth Lay [Houston Chronicle profile] on counts of fraud, conspiracy, and insider trading. Originally [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The speaker of Iran's parliament indicated Sunday that the country would pull out of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] if what he called its "inalienable rights" to uranium enrichment were taken away. Gholam-Ali Hadad-Adel [Wikipedia profile] stated that such a withdrawal "is well justified." Referring to [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert [official website] has told the parents of two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah in a July 12 raid that Israel is willing to negotiate with Hezbollah for their release, Haaretz newspaper reported Sunday. Olmert said before that he would not negotiate to free the [read more]

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