Legal news from Sunday, December 2, 2012

[JURIST] The presidents of both Colombia and Nicaragua [BBC profiles] on Saturday expressed hope for avoiding war and using dialogue to resolve a territorial and maritime dispute following a recent ruling [text, PDF] on the issue by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website]. The ICJ ended the dispute … [read more]

[JURIST] Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court [official website] on Sunday indefinitely halted its operations amid pressure from protestors aiming to block the judges from meeting to rule on the validity of the country's new constitution [text, PDF]. Supporters of President Mohamed Morsi [BBC backgrounder] flooded the court [BBC report], blocking the … [read more]

[JURIST] Two Kenyans facing charges in the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] announced Sunday that they will be running together in the country's upcoming presidential race. Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former cabinet minister William Ruto [case materials] are two of four Kenyans set to stand trial in … [read more]

[JURIST] The Israeli government on Sunday unanimously rejected the recent UN General Assembly [official website] resolution [text] upgrading Palestine's UN status to non-member observer state. In response to the UN action Israel passed its own domestic resolution that rejects the General Assembly's decision entirely [Jerusalem Post report] and claims it … [read more]

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