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Legal news from Monday, May 9, 2011
by Michael Haggerson

Australia brought a complaint against Japan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday for its whaling practices in the Antarctic. Australia initiated proceedings in May 2010, and oral arguments are scheduled to begin in May 2012. Australia contends that Japan is in violation of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling …

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by Michael Haggerson

The Salzburg Provincial Court ruled on Monday that the extradition of former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader can proceed. Sanader was arrested by Austrian officials in December on charges of abuse of power, corruption and fraud for taking nearly €4 million from public firms and state institutions. Counsel for Sanader announced that they would …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa announced on Sunday that the three-month state of emergency put in place in mid-March in response to growing unrest, will be lifted two weeks early. The state of emergency was originally scheduled to expire on June 1. According to the Bahrain Youth Society for …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

The Court of Appeal for Ontario on Friday upheld a decision to halt extradition proceedings for Abdullah Khadr, an accused al Qaeda supporter and conspirator. Abdullah Khadr is the older brother of Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay. According to the appeals court, a Toronto judge …

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