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14:03 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] Saturday announced the formation of a parliamentary committee to examine the revision of key terms of the Pakistan Constitution [text]. The revisions would include the elimination of the controversial 17th Amendment [text] and Article 58-2(B), which give the president [read more]

13:03 EDT

[JURIST] Crusading Spanish judge Baltazar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has asked prosecutors to examine [AFP report] the US lawyers reportedly behind the establishment of the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detention center, Spanish media reported Saturday. Garzon's request comes after a criminal complaint [text, PDF, in Spanish] was [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] Humans Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] Friday criticized [text] the resumption of activities by Syria's Supreme State Security Court (SSSC), and called for its dissolution. HRW called the court's activities a violation of the right to a fair trial in part because it does not follow procedural rules of [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Friday ordered the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] to release reports on the destruction of 92 videotapes [JURIST news archive] of high value terrorism suspect interrogations within the next 30 days [read more]

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