Legal news from Sunday, November 25, 2012
19:11 EDT

[JURIST] Egypt President Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Sunday agreed to meet with judges after issuing a decree [JURIST report] that removed judicial review of his actions and vastly expanded his power. Morsi has indicated that the decree is temporary [BBC report] and was not intended to [read more]

16:11 EDT

[JURIST] The European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) [official website] on Saturday arrested Fatmir Limaj, a prominent political figure in the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) [official website, in Albanian] and former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). Limaj was arrested [B92 report] for his actions actions [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) [official website] chastised Russia on Friday for intimidating journalists and human rights activists and ignoring allegations of torture. The CAT, a panel composed of 10 human rights experts, presented a report [AP report] on Friday that laid out a set of criticisms against [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] New Zealand announced [press release; ICJ backgrounder, PDF] Friday that it will support Australia in an ongoing legal dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] between Australia and Japan over Japanese whaling near Antarctica. Australia filed a complaint against Japan [JURIST report] in the ICJ in [read more]

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