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Legal news from Monday, May 30, 2011
by Daniel Makosky

UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Christof Heyns on Monday urged the UN Human Rights Council to conduct further investigations into possible Sri Lankan war crimes after reconfirming the legitimacy of a video of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members being executed by members of the Sri Lankan military. Heyns' conclusions …

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by Daniel Makosky

Milos Saljic, the lawyer representing Ratko Mladic, announced on Monday that he has appealed last week's finding that his client is medically fit for extradition. Serbian authorities must postpone Mladic's extradition until the court reviews the appeal, which formally requests that independent physicians, including cardiologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists and gastroenterologists, be granted access …

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