Legal news from Friday, May 11, 2012

[JURIST] The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) [advocacy website] on Friday found former US president George W. Bush [JURIST news archive] and seven administration officials guilty of war crimes [press release] after a symbolic trial. The five-member tribunal convicted Bush, former vice president Dick Cheney, former defense … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Colombia [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that the final volume in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba will remain secret. US District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Friday urged Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website] to amend a new law [press release] that protects people who committed crimes during last year's Libya conflict [JURIST backgrounder]. The new law protects from prosecution those whose actions were focused on … [read more]

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