Legal news from Sunday, February 14, 2010
16:02 EDT

[JURIST] US lawmakers on Thursday called for legislation [summary, PDF] to mitigate the effects of the recent Supreme Court decision easing restrictions [JURIST report] on political campaign spending by corporations. The proposal was put forth by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Representative Chris van Hollen (D-MD) [official websites]. As outlined, [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] The former attorney general for England and Wales Lord Peter Goldsmith [JURIST news archive] called for an investigation into whether British intelligence agencies were complicit in the torture of terror suspects abroad. Goldsmith said [Independent report] that government arguments against their complicity in torture by foreign intelligence services had [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) [official website] on Friday ordered [decision, PDF] Elections Canada (EC) [official website] to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Act [materials] by ensuring that polling facilities are accessible to voters with disabilities. The CHRT ruled that in failing to provide accessible facilities for [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Chinese Embassy [official website] in Washington DC claims that prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], missing for more than a year, is working in the Urumqi region [press release], according to human rights organization Dui Hua Foundation [advocacy website] on Saturday. The [read more]

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