Legal news from Saturday, September 14, 2013

[JURIST] A judge for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) [official website] on Friday ordered [opinion, PDF] the review of FISC opinions to identify which are subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [ACLU backgrounder] disclosure. The order comes in response to a motion [text, PDF] filed by the American … [read more]

[JURIST] An independent UN human rights expert on Friday urge [press release] Moldovan authorities to adopt regulations that allow for greater inclusion for those with disabilities and Romas into society. UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights [official website], Magdalena Sepulveda, recently finished a fact finding mission in … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] stated in a UN meeting on Friday that an expert team's report will likely confirm the use of chemical weapons in the August 21 attack on Damascus.The attack [Reuters report], which has been attributed to forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad [BBC … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled [text, PDF] Friday that the US government does not have to release photographs and videotapes taken during the investigation of Mohammed al-Qahtani's connection to the September 11 attacks. Al-Qahtani was held in … [read more]

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