Legal news from Sunday, May 12, 2013

[JURIST] Kenya's ambassador to the UN, Macharia Kamau, has sent a letter to the UN Security Council [official website] asking that the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and Vice President William Ruto be dismissed, accusing the ICC of … [read more]

[JURIST] A group of international non-governmental organizations released a joint statement [text, PDF] Friday urging world leaders to establish a global development framework that prioritizes human rights and normative justice over aid-based models after the expiration of the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) [official website]. In July 2012 the … [read more]

[JURIST] Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday arrested Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali] leader AKM Yusuf [official website, in Bengali] on charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. Prosecutors allege that Yusuf helped to train 96 Islamic party activists [bdnews24 report] for … [read more]

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