Legal news from Sunday, September 1, 2013

[JURIST] The Mississippi Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday unanimously upheld Mississippi's House Bill 2 [text], which stipulates that gun owners do not need a special permit to carry a gun in a holster or carrying case, so long as it is at least partially visible. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant … [read more]

[JURIST] Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive], the former speaker for the Bosnian Serb parliament, returned to Bosnia Friday after being released from prison. Krajisnik, arrested in 2000, was convicted in 2006 [JURIST report] by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] for the persecution, … [read more]

[JURIST] The Chinese Ministry of Supervision on Sunday announced plans to investigate Jiang Jiemin, director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission [official websites, in Chinese]. The investigation stems from Jiemin's alleged involvement in an undisclosed "serious discipline violation" [South China Morning Post report]. While the precise reason for … [read more]

[JURIST] Approximately 100 staff members at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website], went on strike Sunday in protest of unpaid wages. More than 250 staff members, including judges, prosecutors and interpreters, have not been paid since June of this year because … [read more]

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