Legal news from Thursday, December 30, 2010

[JURIST] Officials from the United Nations [official website] on Thursday urged all parties to the disputed presidential election in the Ivory Coast [JURIST news archive] to honor the country's commitment to prevent genocide, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing under the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document [text, PDF]. Special Adviser … [read more]

[JURIST] The Khamovnichesky District Court [official website, in Russian] in Moscow on Thursday sentenced former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense profile; JURIST news archive] and his business partner, Platon Lebedev [defense profile], to six additional years in prison, extending their imprisonment to a total of 14 years. The imposition … [read more]

[JURIST] Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav [BBC profile] was convicted of two rape charges on Thursday, following his decision to rescind an earlier plea bargain. A Tel Aviv court found him guilty of assaulting a female employee of the Tourism Ministry during his time as Minister, and two women at … [read more]

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