Legal news from Sunday, October 1, 2006
16:10 EDT

[JURIST] Bangladesh's Supreme Court [official website] has stayed the execution of seven Islamic militants sentenced to death for killing two judges [JURIST reports] in a car bomb attack last year after two of them appealed for clemency Friday. The militants, who have demanded the implementation of Islamic Sharia law [CFR [read more]

15:10 EDT

[JURIST] European airlines that transmit passenger data to the United States could face legal action or fines after EU and US officials failed to reach agreement [JURIST report] by Saturday's court-imposed deadline on how to share passenger information [Reuters report] without violating EU privacy laws. Since the September 11, 2001 [read more]

13:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Serbian parliament approved a new draft constitution [press release; text in Serbian, DOC] for the country Saturday declaring Kosovo [JURIST news archive] part of Serbia. The parliament's unanimous support for the draft, which still needs to be approved by a majority of voters, reflects the country's opposition to [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand [JURIST news archive] Sunday approved a new 39-article constitution for the country drawn up by the military leaders who seized power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra [JURIST news archive] in a September 19 coup [JURIST report]. The new charter provides for a civilian government [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand [JURIST news archive] Sunday approved a new 39-article constitution for the country drawn up by the military leaders who seized power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra [JURIST news archive] in a September 19 coup [JURIST report]. The new charter provides for a civilian government [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand [JURIST news archive] Sunday approved a new 39-article constitution for the country drawn up by the military leaders who seized power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra [JURIST news archive] in a September 19 coup [JURIST report]. The new charter provides for a civilian government [read more]

09:10 EDT

[JURIST] Iran Sunday condemned a bill signed into law [White House press release] by President Bush Saturday authorizing US sanctions against foreign governments that provide support for Iran's nuclear program or contribute towards the country's armament. The Iran Freedom Support Act [text, PDF], HR 6198, specifically sets out the policy [read more]

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