Legal news from Sunday, April 29, 2007
10:04 EDT

[JURIST] As some 700,000 secularist Turks took to the streets of Istanbul [AP report] Sunday demanding the resignation of Turkey's government, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul [official website; Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive], a member of the ruling Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) [party website, in Turkish; Wikipedia backgrounder] [read more]

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[JURIST] German lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck [profile] says that he will refile a war crimes complaint [CCR press release] against former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Spain with the help of Spanish counterparts after the German Federal Prosecutor's office Friday rejected a bid to prosecute the suit in Germany [read more]

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[JURIST] China's government continued its campaign against corrupt public officials [JURIST news archive] Sunday by unveiling a set of new rules aimed at ensuring the integrity of public servants. The proposed 55-article regulation will take effect on June 1. The articles authorize reprimanding, demoting, and firing public officials who commit [read more]

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[JURIST] North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer [official profile; BBC profile] said Saturday that NATO will investigate allegations of human rights violations committed by Afghan prison officials. Scheffer's comments follow allegations made by Canadian human rights groups that Canada, a NATO member and prime contributor [read more]

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