Legal news from Saturday, November 12, 2011

[JURIST] The State Tax Service of the Ukraine [official website] on Friday announced formal charges [press release, in Ukrainian] against former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] for embezzlement and tax evasion. The new charges allege [RIA Novosti report] that during her time as head of United … [read more]

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] called Friday for an investigation [press release] of the previous day's aerial bombing of a refugee camp in Unity State in South Sudan. Refugees in the camp claimed to witness [BBC report] an Antonov plane, often used by northern … [read more]

[JURIST] An internal UN conflict was publicized [Fox News report] Friday concerning a dispute between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [official website] and the judges he appointed to his employee rights safeguards tribunals. Just over two years after Ban instituted the internal justice system, its judges have charged the UN … [read more]

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