Legal news from Wednesday, December 18, 2013

[JURIST] Egyptian state media reported Wednesday that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi [BBC backgrounder] will be tried on charges of espionage and terrorism along with 35 other defendants, many of whom are also former high-level officials and members of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Prosecutor General Hisham … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] released a report [press release] Wednesday claiming that Israel's new detention facility violates an order of the Supreme Court of Israel [official website], which ruled [JURIST report] in September that the detention of undocumented immigrants for up to three years without trial was … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday ordered the release [opinion, PDF] of a foreign policy document by the Obama administration in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [government backgrounder]. In 2011, the Center for Effective Government (CEF) … [read more]

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