Legal news from Sunday, October 30, 2011

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page] on Sunday delayed the start of its first war crimes trial. The ICTB, a special court established to try individuals suspected of war crimes in relation to the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] against Pakistan, was slated to hear … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN and the League of Arab States [official website, in Arabic] on Saturday released statements condemning violence in Syria after an estimated 40 people were killed in protest-related encounters this week. UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon [official website] issued a statement [text] saying "the calls of the Syrian people … [read more]

[JURIST] An anonymous official in India-controlled Kashmir reported Saturday that amendments to the Public Safety Act (PSA) [text] have been approved. Prior to amendment, the law treated youth 16 years and older as adults, allowing them to be arrested [AFP report]. Now, no one under the age of 18 will … [read more]

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] said Sunday that he has evidence against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi for his role in planning attacks on Libyan civilians. According to Ocampo, Saif al-Islam, who remains on the run from authorities, hired mercenaries [Reuters report] to assist … [read more]

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