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Legal news from Saturday, January 31, 2009
by Jay Carmella

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday reversed and remanded a lower court ruling, reviving two lawsuits brought by Nigerian families against Pfizer. The consolidated lawsuits allege that Pfizer violated international law when it administered an experimental antibiotic to Nigerian children without the consent or knowledge of their patients. …

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by Safiya Boucaud

Four human rights groups sent a letter Friday urging US President Barack Obama to permit them full access to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to assess the conditions and report on possible recommendations for changing US detention policies. The four groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Amnesty International …

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