Legal news from Sunday, January 14, 2007
18:01 EDT

[JURIST] Germany will introduce draft legislation tightening anti-corruption law, according to a Der Spiegel report to be published Monday. The move comes on the heels of scandals at Volkswagen AG and Siemens AG [corporate websites] and is intended to increase public prosecutors' power to investigate corruption of a broader range [read more]

18:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Japanese government is considering expanding the ability of Japan's Self Defense Forces [official website] to use arms in peacekeeping operations in ways that exceed the scope of self-defense, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Sunday. If the revisions are enacted, Japanese troops will be able to participate in more aggressive [read more]

15:01 EDT

[JURIST] Ecuadorian President-elect Rafael Correa [official website, in Spanish; BBC profile] renewed his pledge to redraft the nation's constitution [text, in Spanish] in a speech in Quito Sunday. Correa, an economist who will take office Monday, declared that his first act as president will be to call a referendum to [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] Former Maoist insurgents are preparing to enter their first session of parliament in Nepal [JURIST news archive] after the Nepalese cabinet approved a draft interim constitution [eKantipur highlights; JURIST news archive] on Sunday. The party will hold roughly twenty-five percent of seats in the temporary parliament, which is set [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The CIA [JURIST news archive] and the American military have been accessing the banking and credit records of hundreds of American citizens suspected of ties to terror groups, the New York Times reported Sunday. Since 9/11 [JURIST news archive], the two US government arms have been using little-known provisions [read more]

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