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Legal news from Saturday, June 23, 2007
by Michael Sung

Hundreds of supporters of suspended Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry gathered in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore Saturday, showering Chaudhry with rose petals as he prepared to depart to the city of Multan to address a group of lawyers. Supporters and members of the opposition party also waved banners urging Pakistani President …

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by Michael Sung

EU leaders reached an agreement on a proposed constitutional treaty following two days of tough negotiations early Saturday, compromising to reach a deal which will be the basis for the Intergovernmental Conference to author the text of the treaty at the end of 2007. The proposed treaty, which EU leaders hope will be ratified before 2009 …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) began judicial proceedings Friday in the trial of Rwandan Catholic priest Hormisdas Nsengimana, who is indicted on four counts including genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, and crimes against humanity for murder and extermination for allegedly collaborating and ordering students to collaborate with the marauding Rwandan …

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