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Legal news from Monday, January 19, 2009
by Andrew Morgan

Pre-trial hearings for five men detained at Guantanamo Bay as 9/11 conspirators proceeded on Monday despite the Pentagon's chief prosecutor's earlier request that they be delayed. Army Colonel Stephen Henley, the presiding judge, questioned Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Wallid bin Attash, Mustapha al-Hawsawi …

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by Andrew Morgan

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday ruled that the United States violated the court's March 2004 order when the state of Texas executed José Ernesto Medellin Rojas in August last year. The ICJ held in Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America) that …

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by Tere Miller-Sporrer

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) announced Monday that the trial of Khmer Rouge leader Kaing Guek-Eav, better known as "Duch", will begin February 17. Duch faces charges of murder and torture in addition to charges [closing order, …

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