Legal news from Saturday, July 10, 2010
11:07 EDT

[JURIST] EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger [official website] indicated Saturday that the EU will consider limiting the depth of offshore deepwater oil drilling [JURIST news archive] or placing a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling following the recent BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in the Gulf [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Friday called on the Sri Lankan government [press release] to improve conditions around the body's offices in Columbo, following several days of protests [JURIST report] by pro-government demonstrators. The protesters have been demanding the UN end plans to have an international panel [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Kyrgyzstan government announced Friday that it has opened more than 1,000 criminal cases stemming from recent ethnic rioting in the country [Guardian backgrounder]. Regional officials in Osh, an area in the south of Kyrgyzstan, announced that 106 individuals had already been detained [ITAR-TASS report], with 97 in custody. [read more]

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