Legal news from Saturday, August 16, 2008
10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The possibility that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf [official website; JURIST news archive] will face impeachment increased Saturday as a spokesman for the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) [official website], the main ruling party in the country, said it will not protect him from criminal charges if he does not announce [read more]

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[JURIST] Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [HRW materials; JURIST news archive] and eleven other rebel commanders were sentenced to death Friday in a Chadian court for crimes against the state after a mass trial in which dozens were tried. Habre is currently living in Senegal where he is to be [read more]

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[JURIST] Chinese media reported Friday that the Shanghai Municipal First Intermediate People's Court sentenced a former city official to death [JURIST news archive] after being convicted of multiple corruption charges on Thursday, though the sentence will not be imposed for another two years. Former deputy director of the Shanghai Housing, [read more]

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[JURIST] Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic [official profile] presented a formal request [press release] to the UN General Assembly [official website] Friday seeking a determination by the International Court of Justice [official website] on the legality of Kosovo's February declaration of independence [JURIST report; JURIST news archive] from Serbia. Jeremic [read more]

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