Legal news from Saturday, April 25, 2009
20:04 EDT

[JURIST] The US is planning on accepting into the country [Los Angeles Times report] up to seven Chinese Uighur [JURIST news archive] Muslims currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST report] detention center, according to the Los Angeles Times Saturday. Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that [read more]

18:04 EDT

[JURIST] The African National Congress (ANC) [party website] was formally declared the winner of South African parliamentary elections Saturday, but its win fell short of the two-thirds majority [BBC report] of seats needed to change or amend the country's constitution and pass legislation on its own. The election clears the [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The Bundestag [official website, in German], the lower house of the German parliament, approved a bill [text, PDF; bill materials, both in German] Friday restricting the use of genetic testing on humans. Specific provisions of the legislation, also know as GenDG [bill backgrounder, in German], include requiring a person [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak [official profile, DOC] said Friday that the US must prosecute Justice Department (DOJ) [official website] lawyers who drafted four recently released top secret memos [JURIST report], which outlined controversial CIA interrogation techniques and their legal rationale. During a news conference in Geneva, [read more]

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