Legal news from Monday, December 9, 2013

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Monday in two cases. In Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on "Whether Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) [text, PDF] immunity may be denied without a determination that … [read more]

[JURIST] UN human rights experts on Monday called on the Iraqi government to provide information on seven residents of Camp Ashraf [map] who were allegedly abducted in September amidst an attack that left 52 people dead [UNAMI report]. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances [official website] demanded … [read more]

[JURIST] Two UN human rights experts on Monday urged [press release] the Bangladesh government to halt the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Mollah, based on concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh [official website] sentenced … [read more]

[JURIST] Beijing prosecutors on Monday said that they received from police a letter of recommendation to bring charges against Xu Zhiyong [BBC report; JURIST report] for disrupting public order. Xu was arrested in August for organizing demonstrations and campaigning for Chinese officials to reveal their wealth, in an attempt to … [read more]

[JURIST] A Kuwaiti court on Monday acquitted 70 opposition members of charges related to the 2011 storming of the parliament. At least nine of the acquitted were former members of parliament. The 2011 demonstrations over allegations of high-level corruption prompted Kuwaiti authorities to tighten security measures nationwide. At the time, … [read more]

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