Legal news from Monday, January 16, 2012

[JURIST] The Philippine Senate [official website] on Monday began the impeachment trial [press release] of Chief Justice Renato Corona [official profile] for violating the constitution and the public trust in connection with the trial of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who originally appointed Corona to … [read more]

[JURIST] The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) [official website] criticized the US human rights record, including the indefinite detention of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainees, in a report [text, PDF] made public on their website Sunday. The 90-page report, which addresses human rights issues throughout the world, dedicates 20 … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] began contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] Monday after he refused to comply with a court order. The prime minister was ordered to appear in court Thursday [AP report] to explain why he did not … [read more]

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