Legal news from Sunday, December 12, 2010
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday reversed [opinion, PDF] its prior decision and allowed a suit by the heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to proceed. The court decided 2-1 to withdraw its August ruling [JURIST [read more]

12:12 EDT

[JURIST] A Sudanese civil society group filed a lawsuit Sunday challenging the actions of the commission handling the January 9 self-determination referendum in southern Sudan. The challenge, filed with the Sudanese Constitutional Court, alleges that the commission violated the procedures [Reuters report] for the referendum, set out in the 2009 [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] The First Municipal Court in Belgrade [official website, in Serbian] on Friday acquitted 10 men suspected of helping former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic [case materials; JURIST news archive] evade arrest. Mladic is one of two high-level targets still at large under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal [read more]

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