Legal news from Saturday, June 12, 2010
16:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Sri Lankan government announced Friday that the country's Cabinet has voted to remove presidential term limits [press release] that restricted presidents from serving more than two terms in office. The Cabinet also approved changes to the Sri Lankan Constitution [text] to give the president the power to appoint [read more]

14:06 EDT

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Friday called on the UN Security Council [official website] to support the arrest [statement, PDF; press release] of two Sudanese men indicted for war crimes. The suspects, Ahmad Harun and Ali Kushayb [Trial Watch profiles; case materials], are [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] Google [corporate website; JURIST news archive] claims that its collection of private information over Wi-Fi networks for its Street View maps was inadvertent and did not violate any laws, according to a letter [text, PDF] released Friday by the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday adopted an amendment [press release] to the Rome Statute [text, PDF] including a definition for the crime of aggression and creating jurisdictional conditions for prosecution. The amendment was adopted after ICC nations reached a compromise on the definition and implementation [read more]

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