Legal news from Friday, December 3, 2010
16:12 EDT

[JURIST] Threats against witnesses will not prevent the prosecution of six individuals responsible for Kenya's 2007 post-election violence [JURIST news archive], International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Friday. According to the statement, the prosecutor will obtain arrest warrants for the individuals behind these threats if [read more]

14:12 EDT

[JURIST] Nigerian prosecutors announced Thursday that they are instituting bribery charges against former US vice president Dick Cheney [BBC profile] in connection in with a contract that Halliburton [corporate website; JURIST news archive] subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) [corporate website] obtained to build a natural gas project in the [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Guinea on Friday declared Alpha Conde the winner of November's presidential run-off election, validating the provisional results of the electoral commission and throwing out claims of electoral fraud. In light of escalating post-election violence, the Guinean government declared a state of emergency [JURIST report] last [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] The New Mexico Court of Appeals [official site] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that the same-sex partner of an adoptive mother has no standing to seek custody of the couple's child as a non-parent, but may request visitation. The court held that New Mexico's current child custody law provides no [read more]

08:12 EDT

[JURIST] Deputy prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Fatou Bensouda [official profile] on Thursday urged those in the Ivory Coast [JURIST news archive] to refrain from further violence [statement, PDF] after unrest following presidential elections. In the first presidential elections in a decade, presidential challenger Alassane Ouattara [read more]

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