Legal news from Saturday, August 2, 2008
10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US military said Saturday that it has released over 10,000 Iraqi detainees [JURIST news archive] this past year. Gen. David H. Petraeus [official profile] was quoted by AP as saying the releases are part of a program to prepare detainees for re-integration into society. Petraeus also said the [read more]

09:08 EDT

[JURIST] Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) [party website, in Turkish] has decided for the time being to cease its opposition to the country's ban on wearing headscarves in public universities [JURIST report], according to a party spokesman. The announcement made Thursday came a day after Turkey's Constitutional Court [read more]

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