Legal news from Monday, January 19, 2009
16:01 EDT

[JURIST] Pre-trial hearings for five men detained at Guantanamo Bay as 9/11 conspirators [JURIST news archives] proceeded on Monday despite the Pentagon's chief prosecutor's earlier request [JURIST report] that they be delayed. Army Colonel Stephen Henley [DOD biography, PDF], the presiding judge, questioned Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] Monday ruled [PDF text; ICJ materials] that the United States violated the court's March 2004 order when the state of Texas executed José Ernesto Medellin Rojas [Amnesty International backgrounder] in August last year. The ICJ held in Avena and Other Mexican [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] announced [order, PDF] Monday that the trial of Khmer Rouge [BBC backgrounder] leader Kaing Guek-Eav [TrialWatch backgrounder; court materials], better known as "Duch", will begin February 17. Duch faces charges [scheduling order, PDF; JURIST report] [read more]

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