Legal news from Sunday, November 20, 2011

[JURIST] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [official website], a UN-led scientific panel, on Saturday released the Summary for Policymakers [PDF] of the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX). The summary highlights a number of options [press release] … [read more]

[JURIST] Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim al-Keib on Saturday pledged that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will receive a fair trial. A fugitive since his father's regime fell last month [JURIST report], the highest-profile son of deceased former dictator Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] was arrested [JURIST report] on Friday in … [read more]

[JURIST] Prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Friday proposed a reduction in the amount of evidence they planned to present against former Serbian general and alleged war criminal Ratko Mladic [ICTY backgrounder, PDF; JURIST news archive] in an effort to speed up … [read more]

[JURIST] Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff [BBC profile] on Friday signed a law [press release, in Portuguese] establishing a truth commission to investigate human rights abuses perpetrated by the military from 1946 to 1988. The bill does not, however, overturn the 1979 Amnesty Law [text, PDF, in Portuguese] which shields military … [read more]

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