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Legal news from Saturday, July 14, 2007
12:07 EDT

[JURIST] Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website] formally suspended Russia's participation [press release] in the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty [text; backgrounder] Saturday, signing a presidential decree prohibiting NATO inspection and verification at Russian military facilities as well as ending conventional weapons limitations. Russia said the step was [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] A group of six Democratic senators sent a letter to the US State Department Friday, urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [official profile] to take more steps to ensure that detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] will not be subjected to torture. The letter, signed by [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official websites] Friday announced [press release] the proposed launch of two oversight offices dedicated to reviewing the DOJ's National Security Division [official website] and the FBI's compliance with privacy laws, saying that the new offices will [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Glenn A. Fine [official profile] has urged the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs [official website] to strengthen the role of the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) by eliminating jurisdictional limitations on the inspector general [transcript, PDF; recorded [read more]

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