Legal news from Saturday, June 1, 2013

[JURIST] The chief prosecutor of the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], announced on Friday that the country had issued an arrest warrant [Reuters article] for former president Francois Bozize [World Biography profile]. The charges include crimes against humanity and inciting genocide. Bozize also stands accused of … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] released a statement [text] on Saturday condemning the most recent violence in Syria, and expressing concern over how it has been affecting the civilian population. Ban called upon both parties to make greater efforts to avoid civilian casualties [UN News Centre report] and … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] has ruled that Google Inc. [corporate website] must follow the FBI's [official website] warrantless requests for user information through national security letters (NSLs) [CRS backgrounder]. The ruling, which was issued on May 20, was … [read more]

[JURIST] The pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday rejected [decision, PDF] a challenge by the Libyan government to the court's jurisdiction over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the son of Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The … [read more]

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