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Legal news from Sunday, January 21, 2007
by Leslie Schulman

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be brought to trial for inciting genocide against Christians and Jews during remarks he made last month, former Israeli prime minister and current opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Ahmadinejad said at a two-day conference in Tehran in December that Israel's days were numbered, repeating …

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by Caitlin Price

Growing criticism of the circumstances behind the Guantanamo detention of German-born Turk Murat Kurnaz has focused on German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier following German media reports over the weekend. Kurnaz, arrested by US officials in Pakistan shortly after September 11, was held at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2006 …

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by Caitlin Price

One of the most complex criminal trials in Canadian legal history gets under way Monday in New Westminster, British Columbia, as Robert William Pickton stands accused of murdering 26 women, most of them prostitutes and drug addicts in the Vancouver area in the 1990s. The trial will focus on charges relating to six of …

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by Caitlin Price

The United Nations will work with Nepali leaders to bring human rights violators to justice, according to a statement from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour. Arbour is on a six-day visit to the transitioning nation in conjunction with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal). …

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by Leslie Schulman

A former Nigeria oil minister, Dan Etete, will stand trial in France to face money laundering charges, according to a report Sunday by the Journal du Dimanche newspaper. The money laundering is in connection with kickbacks suspected to have been paid by oil companies, including French company Elf-Aquitaine and Canadian Addax Petroleum …

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by Ryan Olden

UK Home Secretary John Reid, the country's most senior justice official, has drawn up plans to split Britain's Home Office into two departments covering justice and security matters respectively, according to a reports published Sunday in British papers. The change would be the most drastic one made to the core government department since it was …

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by Ryan Olden

A UK House of Commons committee called Sunday for the British government to work with the United States to develop an alternative to the Guantanamo Bay prison and speed up its closure. The panel, seven of whose members visited the US facility in September last year, urged the government in an 83-page report to …

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