A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh
advertisement
Legal news from Friday, January 23, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday denied a petition for rehearing in the case of Wadih El-Hage who was convicted of the 1998 bombing of two US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. El-Hage's petition for rehearing contended that the circuit court's earlier decision [opinion, PDF, JURIST …

[read more]
by Tarah Park

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday placed justice minister Daniel Friedman in charge of defending Israel against war crimes charges stemming from the conflict in Gaza. Olmert appointed Friedman to head an inter-ministerial team to investigate and form a legal defense against potential war crimes charges for the civilians and …

[read more]
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

Both Russia and Georgia must investigate possible violations of the laws of war during and after the week-long South Ossetia conflict in August 2008, according to a report released Friday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report, entitled "Up in Flames: Humanitarian Law Violations in the Conflict Over South Ossetia," …

[read more]
by Ximena Marinero

The prison formerly known as Abu-Ghraib will be reopened as soon as renovations are completed, and will be renamed Baghdad Central Prison, officials from the Iraqi Ministry of Justice in Baghdad announced on Thursday. Several Iraqi government officials, including Acting Justice Minister Safaaldeen Al-Safi have visited the site to inspect the work …

[read more]
by Christian Ehret

US President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a review of the detention of Qatar national Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri. Al-Marri is the only individual currently being held on US soil by the Department of Defense (DOD) as an enemy combatant, and is unaffected by Obama's order …

[read more]
by Ximena Marinero

Human rights figures and political leaders around the world hailed Thursday's executive order by US President Barack Obama closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay welcomed the decision to close the prison, expressing hope that it would be closed soon and …

[read more]
by Christian Ehret

Admiral Dennis Blair, nominated by US President Barack Obama for Director of National Intelligence, on Thursday stressed his respect for civil liberties and lawfulness in intelligence investigations during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in anticipation of his expected appointment. Blair addressed the treatment of detainees by stating his …

[read more]
by Kayleigh Shebs

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugolavia (ICTY) on Wednesday charged Volislav Seselj with contempt of court after it was alleged that Seselj authored a book revealing pertinent information about several key witnesses. The book is believed to have been published after a protective …

[read more]

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.