Legal news from Monday, September 28, 2009
14:09 EDT

[JURIST] UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling [official profile] on Monday urged banks to cut back on bonuses immediately instead of waiting for legislation following an agreement reached at last week's G-20 summit. In a speech to the Labour Party [party website] conference, Darling said [FT report] that he [read more]

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[JURIST] Zimbabwe's Supreme Court dismissed charges Monday against ten people, including rights activist Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], who had been charged with conspiring against President Robert Mugabe [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The court held that Mukoko, who is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) [read more]

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[JURIST] Israel has threatened to deny the Palestinian Authority (PA) [IMEU backgrounder] permission for a second cellular phone provider to operate in the West Bank unless the PA drops its request that the International Criminal Court [official website] investigate Israel for possible war crimes, Haaretz [media website] reported [text] Sunday. [read more]

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[JURIST] A new Constitutional Court of Qatar [CIA backgrounder], established to hear disputes over matters of constitutional interpretation, became functional [Peninsula report] Sunday. The court will act primarily to ensure that legislation complies with the country's constitution [text], which took effect [JURIST report] in 2005, but will also be an [read more]

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[JURIST] Only about one out of every four individuals charged with terrorist activities has been prosecuted because federal agencies do not agree on what constitutes a terrorist, according to a study [text; press release] released Sunday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) [official website] at Syracuse University. The study [read more]

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