Legal news from Sunday, March 24, 2013

[JURIST] European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) [official website] prosecutor Jonathan Ratel filed additional charges on Friday against seven Kosovo citizens on trial for illegal kidney trafficking. This is the first time Ratel alleged [AP report] that a link existed between the suspects and high-ranking Kosovo officials. … [read more]

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [official website] on Friday praised [press release] Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said's [official website, in Arabic] decision to pardon all activists and writers convicted last year for insulting the ruler, information technology crimes and taking part in unauthorized protests. Qaboos issued the pardon [Reuters report] … [read more]

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Western District of Missouri [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a law [text, RSMo 451.040.2] requiring a couple applying for a marriage license to sign it in the presence of the recorder of deeds is unconstitutional. The law was challenged by … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Saturday said [press release] that Pakistan should hold former military ruler Pervez Musharraf accountable for alleged human rights abuses upon his return to the country. Musharraf is expected to return [Reuters report] to Pakistan on Sunday to be a candidate in upcoming … [read more]

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