Legal news from Saturday, September 13, 2008
15:09 EDT

[JURIST] The trial of former Polish leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski [personal website; CNN profile; JURIST news archive] and seven other Communist-era officials charged in connection with the 1981 declaration of martial law [Polish government backgrounder; MP3 audio] resumed Friday in Warsaw. A 500-page indictment accuses Jaruzelski of "organizing crimes of [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] Thursday heard oral arguments [MP3 audio] in a case [filing record] brought against four employees of fraudulent job placement companies ISCS and Receiver [fraud victim backgrounder]. The Chicago-based companies had operated by charging applicants who sought to be [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Council of Europe (COE) [official website] Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg [COE bio] released his report [PDF text] on the status of human rights [press release] in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Friday, praising ongoing efforts by the FYROM government to improve human rights, but [read more]

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