Legal news from Saturday, December 17, 2011

[JURIST] Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission [official website] released a report [text, PDF] Friday concluding that Sri Lanka's military did not intentionally attack civilians following the country's civil war. The LLRC was created by the Sri Lankan government in 2010 to investigate 2009 events in which civilians were … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] ruled Friday that Callixte Mbarushimana [ICC materials] should be released because there is not enough evidence [decision, PDF; press release] to charge him. Mbarushimana was allegedly tied to the murder, rape and torture of Congolese villagers by Hutu militia in 2009. He … [read more]

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