Legal news from Sunday, April 5, 2009
13:04 EDT

[JURIST] Afghan President Hamid Karzai [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] said Saturday that he has ordered the review of a law which severely limits the rights of married Shi'ite women in the country. The Shi'ite Personal Status Law was enacted last month [JURIST report] and has not yet been published, [read more]

12:04 EDT

[JURIST] Israeli Attorney General Meni Mazuz [official profile] said Sunday that he intends to charge former prime minister Ehmud Olmert [JURIST news archive] with additional corruption charges for allegedly abusing a previous governmental post to benefit friends and business partners. Mazuz alleged that, before becoming prime minister, Olmert used a [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] Officials in Malaysia [JURIST news archive] on Sunday announced the release of 13 people who were detained under the country's controversial Internal Security Act (ISA) [text, PDF; HRW backgrounder], in a move called for Friday by Prime Minister Najib Razak [official website; BBC profile] in his first address to [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) [official website] on Friday called on the government of Rwanda [JURIST news archive] to investigate reports of killings during and after the uprising by the Rwandan Patriotic Army to end the 1994 genocide [HRW backgrounder]. In its concluding observations [text, DOC] after reviewing [read more]

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