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Legal news from Monday, May 25, 2009
by Jay Carmella

The Russian State Duma passed a bill on Friday that would end the ability of the country's Constitutional Court  to select its president and double the length of the court president's term. The bill was approved in its third reading by a final vote of 352-57 [St. Petersberg Times report]. Under the legislative amendments, …

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by Jay Carmella

Mongolia Democratic Party  presidential candidate Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj  on Monday defeated current president Nambar Enkhbayar in the country's general election. Educated in the US, Elbegborj ran on a platform of fighting corruption  and redistributing profits from the country's mining operations to Mongolian residents. Enkhbayar's Communist Party had originally refuted claims that Elbegdorj had won the election, but …

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by Adrienne Lester

Former Bosnian Serb leader and war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic on Monday filed a motion renewing his claim that that International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) should drop charges against him because of a deal he made with former US ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke. Karadzic has claimed that Holbrooke promised …

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by Adrienne Lester

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon  and other world leaders on Monday condemned a North Korea  nuclear weapon test held earlier in the day. The test violates a 2006 UN Security Council  ban on nuclear or missile tests [Resolution 1718 text; JURIST report] by the country, and the body announced Monday that it would immediately hold a meeting to discuss the test. In …

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