Legal news from Sunday, January 12, 2014

[JURIST] UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos [official profile] spoke on behalf of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [official website] and encouraged [press release] the world on Sunday to do more to aid the besieged communities in Syria [BBC backgrounder]. … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] agreed [order list, PDF] Friday to rule on seven cases. In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital [docket materials], the court will consider whether a hedge fund could subpoena banks for information about Argentina's non-U.S. assets following the country's default on $100 billion … [read more]

[JURIST] Former Israeli Prime Minister and military leader, Ariel Sharon [BBC backgrounder], was pronounced dead [Guardian obituary] on Saturday at the age of 85. Sharon suffered a major stroke in January of 2006, which placed him in a coma for the remainder of his life and resulted in a declaration … [read more]

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