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Legal news from Sunday, January 23, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi

A civilian committee assigned to investigate the May 31 Israeli raid on several Turkish ships bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip on concluded that Israel did not violate international law. The Turkel Commission, headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Yakov Tirkel, along with Shabbtai Rosen, an international law professor …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

An overwhelming 98.8 percent of voters in Southern Sudan's Independence Referendum last week voted in favor of secession according to preliminary results released Saturday by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission. The poll results are not yet final, as election officials will reportedly quarantine some results after voter turnout in ten Sudanese counties exceeded 100 percent …

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