Legal news from Saturday, January 21, 2012

[JURIST] The UN expressed concern [press release] on Friday over Cambodia's decision to not appoint the reserve judge to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] over "ethical concerns." The UN stated that the ethical concerns were unfounded. The previous judge, Judge Siegfried … [read more]

[JURIST] Mali signed an agreement [press release] Friday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] to become the first African country to agree to enforce the ICC's sentences of imprisonment. Article 103 of the Rome Statute [text], which governs the ICC, states that "[a] sentence of imprisonment shall be … [read more]

[JURIST] US oil company Chevron Corp [official website] announced Friday that it has filed an appeal [text, PDF, in Spanish] with the National Court of Justice in Ecuador asking it to reconsider the decision rendered by an Ecuadorian judge [press release] that would require Chevron to pay $18 billion in … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that a policy in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, that bans registered sex offenders from entering the city's public libraries is unconstitutional. The court reasoned that the policy violated the fundamental right to … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on North Korean Human Rights Marzuki Darusman called [statement; press release] Friday on the new leadership of North Korea (DPRK) [JURIST news archive] to improve human rights concerns in their country. The statement comes as North Korea begins a new era of leadership under Kim … [read more]

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