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Legal news from Saturday, December 23, 2006
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] voted 15-0 Saturday to impose its first sanctions on Iran [JURIST news archive] for continuing to enrich uranium past an August 31 deadline imposed by Security Council Resolution 1696 [PDF text, JURIST report]. In unanimously adopting Resolution 1737 [text and statements] the Council [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC)[official website] will enlist the help of UN peacekeepers in arresting Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony [JURIST news archive, BBC profile], according to a Reuters report Saturday. A document [text, PDF] dated December 8 posted on the ICC website reveals that ICC Chief Prosecutor Louis [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] 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 [JURIST news archive] which bilked Iraqis out of humanitarian aid while simultaneously enriching the Saddam Hussein regime. French bank [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Sixteen Saudis and a Bangladeshi man [DOD press releases] 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 [AP report]. Meanwhile [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Three Texas landlords filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutionality of strict measures against illegal immigrants passed last month in their Dallas suburb [JURIST report; Dallas Morning News report]. The defendants in the federal court action are the city of Farmers Branch [official website] and key members of the [read more]

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