Legal news from Sunday, March 9, 2008
16:03 EDT

[JURIST] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has signed into law a bill [text; BBC backgrounder] requiring key industries, like mining and banking, to be controlled by local owners, a government newspaper reported on Sunday. Government officials have tried to address concerns around the "Indigenization and Economic [read more]

12:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of Armenia [official website, in Armenian] Saturday rejected a challenge brought by an opposition candidate against the results of February's disputed presidential election, ruling that although polling discrepancies existed they did not affect the election's outcome. Tens of thousands of supporters of opposition candidate and former [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistani lawyers protested Sunday, continuing their call for the reinstatement of former Supreme Court justices who were ousted [JURIST report] after President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule [JURIST report] in November 2007. Sunday's protest kicks off a week of protests [JURIST report] marking the one-year anniversary of the date [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] Democratic members of both the US House and Senate have criticized President George Bush's Saturday veto [JURIST report] of a bill [HR 2082 materials] that would have prohibited the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] from using waterboarding [JURIST report] and other interrogation techniques not explicitly authorized by the [read more]

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