Legal news from Wednesday, July 3, 2013
17:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Egyptian military on Wednesday deposed President Mohamed Morsi [official BBC profile; JURIST news archive], suspended the nation's constitution and installed an interim government headed by High Constitutional Court judge Adly Mansour. Protests and demonstrations erupted throughout Egypt on Sunday calling for Morsi's resignation for his alleged failure to [read more]

16:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Treasury (DOT) [official website] announced [DOT blog] on Tuesday that it will delay enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text; JURIST backgrounder] employer mandate for businesses with 50 or more full-time employees until 2015. The PPACA mandate requiring companies with more than [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was charged by Senegalese prosecutors on Monday with war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. Habre will appear before the Extraordinary African Chambers [statute, in French], a special court set up in Senegal to investigate the allegations against him, and [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] Four Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] prisoners filed a motion [text, PDF] in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Sunday asking the federal court to order the prison's officials to stop the practice of force-feeding hunger strikers. In their motion, Shaker Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha, [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Tuesday urged [press release] Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi [official BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to "heed the lessons of the past" and listen to the demands of the Egyptian public. Protests and demonstrations erupted throughout [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday said [press release] that US authorities' efforts to thwart Edward Snowden's attempts to seek asylum amount to serious human rights violations. According to Wikileaks [official website], a whistleblower website, Snowden submitted [report] asylum applications to a host of countries, including Ecuador, China [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] Ireland's Parliament voted 138-24 on Tuesday to pass the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill [text], which would more liberally legalize abortions in cases of medical emergencies. Ireland currently has abortion laws which are heavily influenced by the Catholic Church, to which two-thirds of the country's population belongs, and [read more]

07:07 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday, granted early release [opinion] to Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials, JURIST news archive], the former head of the Bosnian Serb parliament who was convicted in 2006 [case text] of the persecution, deportation and forcible transfer of civilians [read more]

04:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, claimed on Wednesday that it was an act of aggression for European countries to deny the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales [BBC profile], the right to fly through their airspace. Llorenti alleged that international law had been violated by those countries, [read more]

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