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Legal news from Saturday, December 11, 2010
13:12 EDT

[JURIST] Croatian police on Friday arrested a former senior member of the nation's ruling party for alleged war crimes he committed against Serbian civilians in 1991 during the Serbo-Croatian war [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. The arrest of former interior ministry official Tomislav Mercep comes just one day after Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy [read more]

12:12 EDT

[JURIST] A German administrative court dismissed [press release, in German] a lawsuit filed by Khaled El-Masri [JURIST news archive] seeking the arrest and extradition of 13 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] agents whom El-Masri claims kidnapped and illegally detained him in 2003 as part of the Bush administration's extraordinary [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader was arrested in Austria on Friday pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by Croatia. Sanader, who was elected to parliament after he stepped down from the prime minister position in 2009, stands accused of corruption, abuse of power and fraud for taking nearly [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday granted certiorari [order, PDF] in three cases related to the duty of generic drug manufacturers to list possible side effects on the labels of medicines they produce. The three cases, PLIVA Inc. v. Mensing [docket; cert. petition, PDF], [read more]

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