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Legal news from Saturday, September 11, 2010
by Daniel Makosky

Serbia's Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor on Saturday announced charges against nine individuals for their suspected involvement in the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. The charges include murder, rape, looting, destruction of property and intimidation. The nine, all former members of the Serbian paramilitary group Sakali, were arrested in …

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by Daniel Makosky

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Friday ordered former Kosovo Albanian military leader Ramush Haradinaj to remain in custody while awaiting a new trial. The court determined that granting Haradinaj a provisional release would lead to increased media exposure that would "add to the already …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday upheld a jury verdict clearing Chevron of wrongdoing in the 1998 deaths of two protesters occupying a Nigerian oil platform operated by the company. Protesters Arolika Irowarinun and Bola Oyinbo, were killed in May 1998 on Parabe Oil Platform and several others …

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