Legal news from Sunday, January 7, 2007
17:01 EDT

[JURIST] UK Prime Minister Tony Blair [JURIST news archive], a staunch supporter of President Bush's Iraq policy, broke a week-long silence on the circumstances of the hanging of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] Sunday, saying through a spokesperson that the filmed execution which showed Hussein taunted on the gallows was [read more]

16:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Nepal Supreme Court [official website] decided Sunday to ask that the country's government revisit twelve separate portions of the temporary constitution [eKantipur highlights; JURIST news archive] on the country's judicial branch. The court's concern stems from the document's posture on judicial independence, especially the clause that gives the [read more]

15:01 EDT

[JURIST] An Iraqi government spokesman said Sunday that the execution orders for two of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants, former chief judge of Iraq's Hussein-era Revolutionary Court Awad Hamed al-Bandar [Wikipedia profile] and former Iraqi intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti [GlobalSecurity profile; BBC profile], have been signed and will be carried out [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] A proposed German constitutional amendment supported by Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble [official profile] that would grant the military the legal authority to shoot down a hijacked aircraft drew opposition Sunday from Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries [official profile, in German]. Zypries told Bild that the Social Democratic Party (SPD) [party [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] US and Iraqi officials disagreed strongly over legal procedures and interpretations in the run-up to the December 30 hanging of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive], the New York Times reported Sunday. Disagreements [JURIST report] were reported very soon after the hanging, but the latest revelations provide new insight into [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Cambodian People's Party (CPP) [party website, in English], the ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen [official profile; BBC profile], urged critics of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] Sunday to adopt "more balanced views on their stands and activities" and [read more]

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