Legal news from Sunday, May 26, 2013

[JURIST] Col. Alberto Julio Candiotti, a former Argentinian military officer who was wanted for crimes committed during the country's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive], was arrested Thursday in Montevideo, Uruguay. Information for the whereabouts of the 68-year-old, who was residing in the city with his wife, was … [read more]

[JURIST] The Obama administration [official website] on Friday urged [text, PDF] the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] to delay the implementation of a decision that orders the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website] to make the popular "Plan B" [official website] emergency contraceptive … [read more]

[JURIST] Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) [official website] on Saturday found provisions of the nation's revised parliament and election law invalid under the Egyptian constitution [text]. In April the Shura Council, Egypt's upper house of parliament [official website], approved the revisions [JURIST report], which set forth new procedures for lower … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Friday commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive]. On May 25, 1993, the UN passed Resolution 827 [resolution, PDF], which established the ICTY as an "ad hoc … [read more]

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