Legal news from Thursday, November 4, 2010
14:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday suspended [press release] the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [case materials; JURIST news archive] for a month. The postponement allows Karadzic to read 14,000 pages of evidence the prosecution [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] UK Prime Minister David Cameron [official website] announced Thursday that Britain's intellectual property laws will undergo a review with an eye towards modernization, in an effort to encourage innovation and small business. Cameron suggested that the law may be reformed [BBC report] in order to allow for increased use [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US District Court Eastern District of Missouri [official website] on Wednesday unsealed an indictment [text, PDF] charging three men with providing material support to Somali-based Islamic terrorist organization al Shabaab [CFR backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The October 21 indictment charges Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, Duane Mohamed Diriye and Abdi [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website] on Wednesday dismissed claims challenging the Obama Administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling, which was enacted following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in the Gulf of Mexico. US District Judge [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] Afghanistan's Attorney General's (AG) office announced Wednesday it will investigate possible voter fraud committed by the country's election commission after the parliamentary election [IEC backgrounder] held in September. A deputy attorney general said that the office has received complaints [WP report] that election officials working for the Independent Election [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Thursday released a 20-page document [text, PDF] outlining recommendations for stronger Internet privacy laws. The recommendations come after a review of its 15 year-old privacy laws [WP report]. The document addresses issues including "improving the coherence of the data protection legal framework," "enhancing [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] Serbian President Boris Tadic [official website, in Serbian; JURIST news archive] apologized [press release, in Serbian] Thursday for Serbian war crimes during a visit [schedule, in Serbian] to Croatia. Tadic and Croatian President Ivo Josipovic [official website, in Croatian] together visited a memorial in Vukovar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news [read more]

08:11 EDT

[JURIST] Internet company Google [corporate website; JURIST news archive] announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement [text, PDF] in a class action lawsuit regarding privacy breaches relating to its Google Buzz social networking program. The settlement is in response to a complaint [text, PDF] filed in July alleging that [read more]

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