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Legal news from Saturday, December 23, 2006
by Caitlin Price

The UN Security Council voted 15-0 Saturday to impose its first sanctions on Iran for continuing to enrich uranium past an August 31 deadline imposed by Security Council Resolution 1696. In unanimously adopting Resolution 1737 the Council cited reports submitted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) …

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by Caitlin Price

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will enlist the help of UN peacekeepers in arresting Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, according to a Reuters report Saturday. A document dated December 8 posted on the ICC website reveals that ICC Chief Prosecutor Louis Moreno-Ocampo has turned to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations …

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by Robert DeVries

Several Iraqi citizens sued a leading European bank and Australia's wheat exporting agency in New York federal court Friday for corporate misconduct facilitating the corruption of the Iraq Oil-for-Food program which bilked Iraqis out of humanitarian aid while simultaneously enriching the Saddam Hussein regime. French bank BNP Paribas and the Australian Wheat Board (AWB) …

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by Robert DeVries

Sixteen Saudis and a Bangladeshi man repatriated from Guantanamo Bay earlier this week to their home countries are being detained by their governments. Saudi Arabian authorities say they are holding their nationals in order to investigate whether they have ties to terrorist groups. Meanwhile Mubarak Hussain Bin Abul Hashem, a Bangladeshi citizen, …

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by Robert DeVries

Three Texas landlords filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutionality of strict measures against illegal immigrants passed last month in their Dallas suburb. The defendants in the federal court action are the city of Farmers Branch and key members of the city's government, including the mayor, the city council, and the …

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