Legal news from Sunday, July 20, 2008
11:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association has adopted two annual days of remembrance to highlight the plight of judges deposed following the declaration of emergency [JURIST report] by President Pervez Musharraf in November 2007. The Bar Association will observe [Daily Times report] Independence of Judiciary Day every year on [read more]

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[JURIST] Cambodia has submitted a letter to the UN Security Council [official website; JURIST news archive] seeking to draw UN attention to its border dispute with Thailand. Disagreement between the two countries has arisen over the border area surrounding the Preah Vihear temple [Telegraph backgrounder], which both countries claim lies [read more]

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[JURIST] The Human Rights Annual Report 2007 [text, PDF] released Sunday by the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee [committee website] recommended that the UK not rely on any assurances made by the US that it does not use torture. The report also calls on the UK to fully [read more]

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