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Legal news from Sunday, May 17, 2009
by Christian Ehret

Sudanese war crimes suspect and rebel leader Bahr Idriss Abu Garda on Sunday surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Abu Garda is accused of committing three crimes against the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) during a September 2007 attack. The ICC alleges that the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), …

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by Christian Ehret

A Malawi court on Saturday barred former president Bakili Muluzi from participating in the upcoming election. The court held that the Malawi Constitution prohibits Muluzi from running for office after serving two consecutive five-year terms beginning in 1994. Article 83 of the Malawi Constitution provides that the president, vice president and second vice president …

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by Eszter Bardi

Canadian Attorney General Rob Nicholson introduced legislation Friday into the Canadian House of Commons to amend the Identification of Criminals Act. If the proposed amendment passes, it would provide for the fingerprinting of those arrested but not yet charged as well as other changes in response to the evolving needs of …

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by Eszter Bardi

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Friday denied the petition of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D) and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy for an en banc rehearing of their convictions on charges of corruption. The petitioners cited as grounds for …

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