A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh
advertisement
Legal news from Sunday, June 9, 2013
by Addison Morris

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that the US Trade Representative (USTR) can legally withhold classified documents regarding free trade negotiations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). US District Court Judge Richard Roberts ruled last year that the document should be released …

[read more]
by Addison Morris

A Chinese court in Huairou on Sunday sentenced Liu Hui, brother-in-law of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud. The verdict is seen by many as severe and is widely believed to be an act of political persecution and retaliation …

[read more]
by Blake Lynch

Mohamed Kamel Al-Rashidi, the presiding judge for the retrial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on Friday barred lawyers representing victims' families from participating in the hearings. This ruling was based on the decision to separate Mubarak's criminal trial from a civil case for damages, which means that lawyers of victims' …

[read more]
by Blake Lynch

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday directed the Pakistan Foreign Office to contact US Ambassador Richard Hogland to criticize US drone strikes. Sharif's comments came hours after a drone strike in North Waziristan killed several people. Sharif, who was sworn into office two days ago, communicated that Pakistan disapproves of …

[read more]

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.