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Legal news from Sunday, April 22, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Ukraine's ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was returned to prison on Sunday after being sent to a clinic Friday for medical treatment. Tymoshenko has refused to be treated by the Ukrainian doctors at her prison for back problems she has been experiencing, as she believes they are under the direction of her political rival President Viktor Yanukovych. One …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya will visit the United States from April 23 to May 4 to launch the UN's first ever investigation into the rights situation of Native Americans. Anaya will be looking into the rights of Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, and meeting with government officials throughout the …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Egyptian Constitutional Court announced Saturday that it cannot rule on an act of parliament that banned certain candidates from the upcoming presidential elections. The court said that it is only able to rule on the constitutionality of a law after it has taken effect. The law in question was passed …

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