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Legal news from Saturday, May 29, 2010
by Andrew Morgan

Rwandan police on Friday arrested American lawyer Peter Erlinder in Kigali on charges that he denied the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Erlinder, a defense lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and president of the ICTR's Association of Defense Lawyers (ADAD), was in Rwanda to prepare …

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by Andrew Morgan

The US Supreme Court on Friday denied a request by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to delay the start of his corruption trial by 30 days. Blagojevich had sought to postpone the start of his trial in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois until the Supreme Court issues …

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by Sarah Miley

The Nepalese government on Friday extended the term of parliament by one year in order to develop a new democratic constitution. The agreement between Nepal's main political parties occurred just after midnight, when the Constituent Assembly was due to dissolve along with nation's Interim Constitution. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal also …

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by Sarah Miley

Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Serge Brammertz said Friday that Croatia must make additional efforts to assist in investigations of war crimes during the 1991-1995 Balkan war. Approval from Brammertz is crucial to Croatia's European Union (EU) bid, as it enters into the …

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