Legal news from Sunday, January 11, 2009
15:01 EDT

[JURIST] US President-elect Barack Obama [transition website; JURIST news archive] said during an interview [ABC transcript] broadcast Sunday that he has not ruled out prosecuting officials for rights abuses committed under the Bush administration. Asked whether he would appoint a special prosecutor to independently investigate the greatest crimes of the [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] Turkish police on Sunday arrested 12 more people and detained an additional 33 in an investigation of an alleged plot to overthrow the government of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) [party website]. The arrests on Sunday follow the detention [JURIST report] last week of the former head [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone [official profile] pledged an additional $21 million in aid for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Sunday during a visit to the country. This pledge [IHT report] doubles the amount of aid provided by Japan [read more]

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